I've been reading a book by Sue Grafton titled "W is for Wasted" and have encountered a phrase "to pickle the average adult"
I have looked up the meaning of the verb and that's what the Oxford Dictionary provided me with:
1) preserve (food or other perishable items) in vinegar or brine
2) immerse (a metal object) in an acid or other chemical solution for cleaning
However, I still don't understand the meaning of the phrase.
he'd enjoyed alcohol in sufficient quantities to pickle the average adult
I guess it's a North American slang or something.