: greatly affected by alcohol or drugs : very drunk or intoxicated
The driver was as high as a kite.
Recent Examples on the Web But unlike the beloved children’s book character, the cub got as high as a kite on the sweet, golden treat. —María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2022 But the problem is that drugs that inhibit the reuptake of dopamine are powerful stimulants with the ability to get you as high as a kite. —Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 2 July 2010
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