Province of Trento,
la morte mbriaga
On Rare Occasion
(the drunk death) •
It's used to indicate someone who looks sick, pale, and/or malnourished as if just a step away from fainting. You would say it directly only if you know the person very well; otherwise, it would be rude and offensive.
"Oh vecio cosa t'elo successo? Te mpari la morte mbriaga!"
"Tasi valá... L'è do dì che no dormo!"
"Oh man, what happened to you? You look like the drunk death!"
"Oh shut up... I haven't been able to sleep for two days!"