Malt ... Meal
When the malt gets aboon the meal. When persons, after dinner,
get more or less fuddled.
“When the malt begins to get aboon the meal, they'll begin to speak
about government in kirk and state.” —Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality, chap. iv
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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