As fuck is a common way to end sentences in slang language — for example, "I'm drunk as fuck." What is the formal (appropriate) equivalent phrase that gives the exact same meaning and sounds just as befitting?

I do apologize if this question seems bang out of line or impertinent. My intentions are totally pure and it's just that the question has been lingering in my head for some time... plus, I want to quit using it and start using a more appropriate decent phrase.

Note: I'm not after adverbs such as very, extremely etc... I'm looking for a phrase.

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    Drunk as fuck is essentially a more colourful way of saying too drunk or very drunk. If, however, you truly don't want that kind of adverb, then I recommend as drunk as can be or as drunk as possible.
    – Anonym
    Nov 3, 2014 at 0:31
  • It doesn't "end sentences"... it is part of the sentence. Nov 3, 2014 at 3:04
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    Very surprised nobody has mentioned drunk as a skunk. Jun 10, 2015 at 21:49
  • Fuck, if other formations were as juicy, we'd use them. Jan 11, 2021 at 23:29

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I'm XXX as all get out is common. Websters:

the utmost conceivable degree —used in comparisons to suggest something superlative

See also this stack question: Origin of “as all get out” meaning “to the utmost degree”

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    "XXX as sin" is another popular (and succinct) formulation.
    – Sven Yargs
    Nov 3, 2014 at 7:32
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    "XXX as all get out" would not be as widely understood as "XXX as f**k" Jun 10, 2015 at 21:09
  • Sorry for the down-vote. Google ngrams suggests I'm wrong if we assume prevalence in printed matter is correlated with intelligibility. I will up-vote if stackexchange lets me. I still think I'm right but without evidence to prove it my down-vote is unjust. Jun 10, 2015 at 21:58
  • @mikeyreilly Huh, it's making a comeback. I figured you had to be old to know the phrase. Jun 11, 2015 at 0:59

The term "drunk as fuck", as you mentioned, uses "as fuck" as an intensifier — in this case a particularly vulgar one.

You mentioned you wanted a phrase. The phrase "as fuck" mimics a simile, using "fuck" as a word representing a generic, intense object. If you want a less profane term, you could invent a simile of your own. Here are a few examples to give you some ideas, with varying levels of appropriateness:

I'm as drunk as a Russian at a strip club.

I'm as drunk as a frat boy during initiation.

I'm exactly as think as you drunk I am.

I'm as drunk as Quagmire from Family Guy in a Never Have I Ever game.

I'm as drunk as a wood spider that had rubbing alcohol swabbed on its back.

It's a fun exercise in general. Try coming up with a few of your own.


...as hell might work and be slightly less NC17


A one-size-fits-all simile is "as can be", meaning "to as great an extent as is possible."

I'm as drunk as can be (although in my opinion, you shouldn't be able to speak at that point).

I'm as full as can be

She's as cute as can be


"Drunk as a lord" still seems a modern phrase, although it's not as popular as the recently introduced "drunk as a skunk": ngram.

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