Die Schnapsidee: We've all had them, and often regretted them afterwards, but only in German do they have their very own word. A Schnapsidee (Liquor-idea) is a handy term for those ingenious plans one hatches when drunk – or a plan so stupid you think it must have come from a drunken mind. "Why on earth did he invade Crimea? There's a Schnapsidee if ever I saw one."
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