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cold sober

Slang definitions & phrases for cold sober

cold sober

adjective phrase

Completely sober (1930s+)

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stone cold sober

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Gordon was cold sober, and it was as if all his vital fluid had evaporated.

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
  • cold sober, now, his one thought was to get out of the cabin, yet he dared not move.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • That was right—just as drunk as he'd ever been; which was to say, cold sober.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • Never in his life had the physical desire for drink been more acute—but his brain was cold sober.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • One night last year I started out for a three-day party and I kept going all night and went to bed in the morning cold sober.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
  • I paid mighty close attention to what I was dealt the next hand, and turned down a drink to make sure I was cold sober.

    Card Trick Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
  • If he'll talk at all, it will be easier for you to get the truth out of him that way than if he were cold sober.

    The Winning Clue

    James Hay, Jr.

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