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Sloshed to the gills

Posted by Carole Carpenter on February 23, 2010 at 08:34

A recipe for Plum Pudding in the American Women's Club of Calgary - "The Blue Bird Cook Book", ca. 1924, calls for 2 gills of wine, brandy or orange juice. I remember my parents using the phrase "sloshed to the gills" many years ago. Does anyone know of the origin of this?