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feel no pain (third-person singular simple present feels no pain, present participle feeling no pain, simple past and past participle felt no pain)

  1. (euphemistic) To be intoxicated.
    • 1979 Feb. 21, Justice Lee, "Munford, Inc. v. Ira Peterson et al.," Supreme Court of Mississippi, 368 So. 2d 213 (1979), No. 50856 (retrieved 27 May 2017):
      The evidence is undisputed that Scott Peterson and the other boys chipped in (pooled their money) to buy the beer, that they were all together drinking it, that they all "felt no pain".
    • 1997, John McCabe, Cagney, ch. 1 (reprinted in New York Times) (retrieved 27 May 2017):
      Pop came over with a number of his saloon cronies . . . . They were feeling no pain as usual, and all was high hilarity as my dad showed them proudly all around.

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