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Maut gets abune the Meal

(The). malt liquor or drink gets more potent than the food eaten- that is, when meu get heady or boosy.

“If the maut gets abune the meal with you, it is time for me to take myself away; and you will come to my room, gentlemen, when you want a cup of tea.” —Sir. W. Scott: Redgauntlet.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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