lit up

adj
a.
drunk. Originally an American expression, this phrase derives from the visible effects of alcohol (a 'glow', red nose, etc.) as well as the sensation of heat and the notion of alcohol as firewater or fuel.
Embellishments of this usage are 'lit up like a Christmas tree' and 'lit up like a dime-store window'. The shorter form, lit, often signifies tipsy or merry rather than thoroughly inebriated.
► 'As a whiskey salesman ... I'm often lit up by elevenses, loop-legged by luncheon and totally schnockered by 6.' (Cartoon by Posy Simmonds, Guardian, 1979)
b.
American
under the influence of marihuana, high

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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