more than one’s fair share; esp. one who drinks more than half of a shared tankard before passing it on.
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|Athenaeum 15 Aug. 168: Thirsty souls! there was no restricting it. Half-a-dozen old Norwichers, after a bout of this sort, would become as hilarious and would dance as uproariously as half-a-dozen Egyptians, full of the barleywine of Memphis [F&H].|