business buzzed

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Nevertoto, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Nevertoto Member

    Colombian Spanish
    Hey there, would you please tell me the meaning of "business buzzed"? I found it on the Urban Dictionary, but I don't understand it.

    Thanks so much for your help.
  2. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
  3. Yankee_NLPer Senior Member

    NE Pennsylvania
    Business buzzed according to the urban dictionary, means to only have a drink or two or possibly three (depending on a person's tolerance and what they're drinking), because the person has to remain mentally capable and functional to do business, to meet and converse with others during a lunch/dinner meeting or at a party/gathering... or possibly to go back to work after lunch.

    The urban dictionary only gave two sentences using the phrase and no explanation/definition, so this is my definition.
  4. Nevertoto Member

    Colombian Spanish
    Oh, I forgot to do so. I posted my question kind of in a rush, sorry. The meaning of the phrase and a couple of sample sentences they suggest are:

    "(Business buzz) is an acceptable level of intoxication for business situations.
    #1 There was an open bar but my boss was there so I could only get business buzzed.

    # 2 We were slammed with TPS reports so we decided to crack open a couple beers and get business buzzed".

    That's all they say about it. Thanks again.
  5. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    Let's translate the definition you have quoted:

    (Business buzz) is an acceptable level of intoxication for business situations. ~ Inebriation, but not falling-down drunkenness.

    Therefore, "business buzzed" means feeling and showing the effects of alcohol consumption, but still able to function (albeit at a reduced level). "Buzzed" is a slang term. Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines it as "
    [having] a feeling of slight intoxication". Business buzzed suggests that slight intoxication is acceptable for the conduct of business. Some employers might disagree.
  6. Matching Mole

    Matching Mole Senior Member

    England, English
    "Buzzed" here means intoxicated. "Business" modifies it and describes the degree of intoxication: "a level of intoxication at which it is still possible, or acceptable, to work, or do business".

    It would be the equivalent of mild intoxication, generally, but as Yankee says, it depends on one's tolerance and ability to function under the influence of alcohol.
    The sense of the quotation is approximately: "I wasn't able to get too drunk, as my boss was present".
  7. Nevertoto Member

    Colombian Spanish
    Wow!!! Thanks a lot for your explanations, Cuchuflete, Matching Mole and Yankee NLper. This was more than I expected and I got it perfectly.

    Thanks for taking the time to help us. Highly appreciated. Have a great day :)

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