Meaning of gin-soaked in English:



  • Habitually drunk on gin.

    • ‘two gin-soaked elderly women’
    • ‘"Oh Hector," she moaned, humiliated, gin-soaked, in shock, hugging her knees.’
    • ‘The 12 dancers are portrayed as decayed, gin-soaked, limping Southern belles afraid of the light.’
    • ‘It should be obvious to even the casual observer that I am in fact a "gin-soaked popinjay".’
    • ‘I found her in the seat behind me, gin-soaked and belching while she dozed.’
    • ‘When personal rights are abridged in the name of the public good, conflict usually ensues, and gin-soaked London was no exception.’
    • ‘Her more interesting parts - such as the gin-soaked lonely heart in The Daytrippers, or a novelist attracted to a 15-year-old girl in Crush - have come from the independent sector.’
    • ‘The show is a delightful, gin-soaked celebration of the work of Dorothy Parker, legendary American critic, columnist and queen of caustic wit.’
    • ‘Hogarth's hellish vision of a gin-soaked society was made all the more immediate to his contemporary audience by being set in a London location.’
    • ‘Readers get riveting stories about whippings from his gin-soaked father and being a less than perfect father himself to his own kids.’
    • ‘The gin-soaked world-weariness owes a massive debt to Raymond Chandler.’
    • ‘With its sizzling mixture of accordions, fiddles and gin-soaked vocals it could be both bawdy and soulful.’
    • ‘She tries to pass herself off as a gin-soaked sequined blues mama.’
    • ‘We think of the midcentury as a gin-soaked era.’
    • ‘The first truly great English artist, William Hogarth, provided a savage commentary on a gin-soaked London scene which balanced violence with elegance.’
    • ‘As Henry, Newman is great as the gin-soaked drunk.’
    • ‘A gin-soaked, retired General from Cheltenham writes to The Telegraph to tell us how it should be done.’
    • ‘He has managed to replace the image of a gin-soaked colonel in the shires with that of a young father conscientiously carrying out eco-friendly house improvements.’
    • ‘Today's super-wealthy no longer go off on four-month grand tours of Europe, play gin-soaked Gatsbyesque croquet tournaments or spend hours doing needlepoint.’
    • ‘Maybe he would be gin-soaked and get too touchy-feely with the cashier at the grocery store.’
    • ‘Inexpertly guarded by the gin-soaked Grace Poole, Antoinette dreams of making a big, warm fire.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin