as high as a kite

Definition of as high as a kite

informal
:greatly affected by alcohol or drugs :very drunk or intoxicated
  • The driver was as high as a kite.

Word by Word Definitions

high play
  1. : rising or extending upward a great distance : taller than average, usual, or expected

  2. : having a specified height or elevation : tall

  3. : situated or passing above the normal level, surface, base of measurement, or elevation

  1. : at or to a high place, altitude, level, or degree

  2. : well, luxuriously

  1. : an elevated place or region: such as

  2. : hill, knoll

  3. : the space overhead : sky

kite play
  1. : a light frame covered with paper, cloth, or plastic, often provided with a stabilizing tail, and designed to be flown in the air at the end of a long string

  2. : any of various usually small hawks (family Accipitridae) with long narrow wings and often a notched or forked tail

  3. : a person who preys on others

  1. : to use (a bad check) to get credit or money

  2. : to cause to soar

  3. : to go in a rapid, carefree, or flighty manner


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