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Snakes in his Boots (To have)

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To suffer from D.T. (delirium tremens). This is one of the delusions common to those so afflicted.

“He’s been pretty high on whisky for two or three days, … and they say he’s got snakes in his boots now.”—The Barton Experiment, chap. ix,

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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