Brewer's: 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.