horse pill

horse pill

1. Any pill or tablet that is unusually or unreasonably large, such that it might be difficult for someone to swallow. The doctor gave me these horse pills to combat the infection; just looking at them makes my throat hurt!
2. A story, statement, claim, proposal, etc., that is untrue or difficult to believe or accept (i.e., "hard to swallow"). Mike tried to feed us some horse pill about how he had inherited the money, but I'm pretty sure he stole it.
See also: horse, pill
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In our fast-paced world, schedules are always changing and the last thing we want is to stop and remember to take that giant horse pill in the morning.
There was a mega-vitamin tablet about the size of a horse pill.
Merging all nutrients resulted in a horse pill that would have been difficult for even the most ardent vitamin popper to swallow.
Noelle was quick to explain she'd much rather enjoy a Jamba Juice with a boost to get her vitamins, rather than having to take a vitamin the size of a horse pill.
They start out by explaining what this medication is going to do for your recovery, and then they mention that they're horse pills and are hard to swallow," Dr.
In his poem "Black Map," we find again a poet who intends to "bring the heart of winter / when spring water and horse pills / become the words of night.
And you thought its collective libido shriveled like lederhosen in the dryer when Ah-nold hightailed it outta Graz with nothing but a Speedo, a bottle of horse pills, and a dream.
The crowd lapped up their guitar-led songs featuring favourites Godless, Horse Pills and a Not If You Were The Last Junkie on Earth.
There are no side-effects yet but it's a bit off-putting they're the size of horse pills.
Back-street laboratories mix horse pills with rat poison to produce fake tablets.
Now there are backstreet laboratories busy mixing horse pills with rat poison and anything else they can lay their hands on to produce the whilte tablets.