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slip (one) a Mickey (Finn)

To put a drug in someone's drink that will make them lose consciousness and incapacitate them; to serve someone a drink laced with such a drug. Please be careful—it's scarily easy for someone to slip you a Mickey at big parties like that. The victim of the robbery stated that the assailant had slipped him a Mickey Finn at the bar.
See also: mickey, slip

a Mickey Finn

A drug that is used to incapacitate someone or render them unconscious, most often put in someone's drink without them knowing. Please be careful—it's scarily easy for someone to slip you a Mickey Finn at big parties like that. The victim of the robbery stated that the suspect had put a Mickey Finn in his drink while they were at the bar.
See also: Finn, mickey

slip someone a Mickey Finn

If someone slips someone else a Mickey Finn, they give them a drink containing a drug that makes them go to sleep. I went there once and was slipped a Mickey Finn.
See also: Finn, mickey, slip, someone

slip someone a Mickey Finn

give someone a drugged or otherwise adulterated drink.
Recorded from the 1920s, this expression is of unknown origin, but it is sometimes said to be the name of a notorious Chicago barkeeper ( c .1896–1906 ).
See also: Finn, mickey, slip, someone


and finn (fɪn)
n. a five-dollar bill. (Germanic via Yiddish. As in German funf = five.) I gave the old guy a finn, and he nearly passed out.


See fin

Mickey (Finn)

1. n. a drink containing chloral hydrate; a drink containing a fast-acting laxative. He slipped her a Mickey Finn, but she switched glasses.
2. n. chloral hydrate as put in drinks to knock people out. There was a Mickey Finn in this drink, wasn’t there?
See also: Finn, mickey
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Finn imagines a university that as a whole teaches verbal combat: the classrooms should look like martial arts sparring sessions.
Warner counter-attacked emphatically in a second-wicket stand with Steve Smith on the way to a 35-ball 50 - during which Finn conceded 14 runs in his first over, a solitary one from the City End.
Everton FC also backed the campaign and Finn got the chance to meet his football heroes at Finch Farm.
Finn told why he did the event on his Just Giving page.
Have you got the groove tonight Dubai," Finn cried out before bursting into the quirky Weather With You from Crowded House's defining 1991 album Woodface, a song that showcased a flawless melody and outstanding harmonies from Finn, back-up singer Lisa Tomlins and guitarist Jesse Sheehan.
Finn accepted that there are a couple of technical issues that he needs to address.
And yesterday,as Finn, of Cavendish Walk, Hardwick, celebrated his third birthday, his mum said the future is looking increasingly bright for the Stockton tot.
Finn was yesterday ruled out of the second match of four, starting in Mumbai on Friday, but England remain optimistic he may yet be back in the reckoning for the third and fourth in Kolkata and Nagpur.
STEVE FINN plans to beat the boredom in India with the help of hell-raising rocker Keith Richards and a bunch of footy hooligans.
The letter was included in a report that eventually made its way to Bishop Finn, who later admitted he did not read it until a year later.
STEVEN Finn may be an outside bet to make today's England squad for the first npower Test, but he insists he is a far improved bowler from what he showed in the Ashes last winter.
Four-year-old Finn was blasted with dum-dum bullets as he attacked the man at Bern Park Zoo in Switzerland, right.
7, 1941, Chief Aviation Ordnanceman John Finn was awakened at his Pearl Harbor home by the sound of low-flying airplanes.