.....for in his cups ...???
Few have the nerve to gainsay him, for in his cups the King has a terrible and violent temper, and he is rarely sober.
- EdLv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
很少人有膽子跟他唱反調，因為國王喝醉時，脾氣可怕又暴力，而且他極少時候是不醉的。[說明：for（連接詞）因為 = because。in one's cups = drunk 喝醉了。sober = free from alcoholism, not drinking alcohol 清醒不醉的。]
2011-11-25 05:55:10 補充：
In his cups 或可譯成「貪杯酒醉時」，把「杯」字譯進去。