Wonderful way to describe the face of a hungover man, though no doubt he felt every bit as bad as he looked, straining under the weight of a pounding headache.
The waste of time was considered deplorable, and the naval lieutenant whose permanent hangover has given his face the expression of a man trying to lift a sideboard, declared …
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Source: Lawrence Durrell, Reflections on a Marine Venus (London: Faber & Faber, 1960), p. 97
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