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What does it mean when you dream about being drunk?

Being drunk, as opposed to simply be intoxicated, can represent loss of control and abandonment to irrational forces. Drunkenness can also symbolize exhaustion, as in the expression “punch drunk.”

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Drunk as a skunk (allegedly) he and his old Army mate started dancing and belting out opera tunes.
Ossie, who couldn't hold his drink, had been glugging champagne and was drunk as a skunk when he came into the baths.
Q MY MATE rang me at 3am the other night, drunk as a skunk and literally crying on the phone because his partner had left him.