Ubriaco Come Una Scimmia
Idioms in any language are always quite funny, but for whatever reason I really enjoy Italian modo di dire (idioms)... maybe it's because they just seem so, Italian?
Learning Italian Idioms
#1 "Ubriaco come una scimmia"
This phrase literally translates to "drunk like a monkey" or "drunk as a monkey." This idiom is used when a person is extremely drunk.
When an English (American) speaker would normally use the phrase "wasted" or "drunk as a skunk" to describe this state, Italians would use this idiom!
The first time I heard someone say this I laughed so hard, but after thinking about it for a while, it makes sense! So, the next time try saying that you are drunk like a monkey and wait to see peoples reaction!