Blue Monday

The Monday before Lent, spent in dissipation. (German, der blaue Montag.) It is said that dissipation gives everything a blue tinge. Hence “blue” means tipsy. (See Blue Devils .)

Drink till all is blue.
Cracking bottles till all is blue.

Fraser's Magazine, xvii. (1838).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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