have a few

idiom

variants or have a few too many
informal
: to have too many alcoholic drinks
We could tell from his slurred speech that he'd had a few.
It looks like she had a few too many.

Examples of have a few in a Sentence

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“Have a few.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20a%20few. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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