"Tie that bull outside" (1908); "Tie one on" (1945)

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I was looking tor "tie one on" (get drunk) when ProQuest died for the  
evening. Any HDAS cites?...When I have Thai food, my friend always says "Thai  one 
What about HDAS for "tie that bull outside"?
to tie  one on [cf. to tie a bun on s.v. _BUN_ 
67&result_place=1&xrefword=bun&ps=n.&homonym_no=5)  n.5] slang (chiefly  
U.S.): to get drunk. 
1951  Western Folklore X. 82 The Act  of Drinking:..to swill one down; to tie 
one on.
     _Gettysburg  Times_ 
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Viewer.aspx?img=olJOpJH/3rKKID/6NLMW2u4TYdMJI1N1Pa8H3onW7NBwUONAFOFcSQ==)  _Saturday, November 
10, 1945_ (http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search=)  _Gettysburg,_ 
0+AND+stateid:77+AND+range:1753-1954)   _Pennsylvania_ 
  ...and host,  Marcinkow-ki (jrocei'dod to "TIE ONE ON." and  wa.s arro.stod 
a secONd..
tie that bull outside or to  another ashcan

(U.S. slang): I do  not believe you; ‘tell me another’. to tie a can to (or  
on) (slang): to reject  or dismiss (a person); to stop (an activity). 
1921 _J. DOS  PASSOS_ 
(http://dictionary.oed.com/help/bib/oed2-d2.html#j-dos-passos)  Three Soldiers IV. i. 212 ‘Fellers,  the war's over!’.. ‘Tie that 
bull outside,’ came from every side of the ward. 
     _Oakland Tribune_ 
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Viewer.aspx?img=j91JOupTOn+KID/6NLMW2nowmrVceAQDDihz2r6kkB+0jJg0ChkcxEIF+CsZYmrz)  _Wednesday, 
October 07,  1908_ (http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search=)  
_Oakland,_ (ht
tp://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search="tie+that+bull+outside"+AND+cityid:21100+AND+stateid:14)   _California_ 
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search="tie+that+bull+outside"+AND+stateid:14)   ...Nelson. 
Away  there, Jlmmv. TIE THAT BULL OUTSIDE We can  never atand for.....35m., 
umpire, K. McManus. Interclass TIE Game  Will Be Played Cff Today Tho..
     _Nevada State Journal_ 
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Viewer.aspx?img=ssVO2f5ZuruKID/6NLMW2m3yYKf/NgUka9Ozlsvwf4cP8YhryqBPvQ==)  _Thursday, July 01, 
1909_ (http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search=)  _Reno,_ 
24394+AND+stateid:63)   _Nevada_ 
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search="tie+that+bull+outside"+AND+stateid:63)   ...Mng.....70  HEAR THAT 
SONG "TIE THAT BULL OUTSIDE"  Croxton Every afternoon..

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