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The four of them set about getting pleasantly oiled. After a while the talk had turned to the end of the long Indian summer they had been enjoying.

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to get oiled....... Does it mean to talk, chat?
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Intoxicated, drunk, inebriated.Emotion: beer
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I see.... They started to drink....

Thanks, Philip....
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No, they had been drinking for long enough that they started to become intoxicated.
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Thanks a lot, Grammar Geek...

By the way... How do English native speakers know the meaning of "getting oiled"?

I looked into a dictionary for "to get oiled" but there was no entry for that.

Dictionary didn't help. Google didn't, either.

How do you know what you know, as far as "getting oiled" is concerned?

Is it too natural that natives cannot remember when they came to know this expression?
There are an astonishingly vast assortment of phrases pertaining to getting drunk.

I wouldn't be able to tell you where I learned any of them.
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Grammar GeekThere are an astonishingly vast assortment of phrases pertaining to getting drunk.I wouldn't be able to tell you where I learned any of them.

I learned mine first-hand. Emotion: wink
Do you mean you thought out the expression yourself, from the experience of drinking?

Like, when you drank, you feel pleasantly oiled throughout the body?
No idea but what is the meaning of getting body oiled
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