as high as a kite

Definition of as high as a kite

informal

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  having a specified height or elevation :  tall

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

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

    :  well, luxuriously

  1. :  an elevated place or region: such as

    :  hill, knoll

    :  the space overhead :  sky

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

    :  a person who preys on others

    :  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

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

    :  to cause to soar

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


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