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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

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


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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So it was in Australia's second innings, Finn surging through the middle order to leave a sell-out crowd rapt and no doubt mystified he has been unable to compete at this level since the 2013 Ashes opener at Trent Bridge.
As a father, he makes me a very proud man, and his little brother Lucas, who has really missed his little mate, has also shown me his strength in dealing with Finn being away for five weeks.
Tracy said she was proud of Finn, of Burnop field, County Durham, who struggled with lung problems in his earlier years but was determined to lead a normal life.
Xchanging serves as the backbone of the world's largest insurance market in London, is the third largest procurement services provider globally, and was key in implementing the world's largest deployment of cloud-based learning," said Dan Pooley, managing partner and Chicago office lead for Finn Partners.
Johnson told The Mirror that he had a bit of a chat with Finn after the Test matches, as he just wanted a bit of advice on how to get back in the game.
Finn was born in January 2011, and was quickly diagnosed as being profoundly deaf.
Ed Pannett, spokesman for the Fight for Finn campaign which still needs to raise pounds 40,000 to pay for the op and after-care, said: "We've heard his operation was a success and that his implant appears to be functioning correctly.
And it was chiefly thanks to 21-yearold Finn, the tallest man ever to play cricket for England and, until recently, so skinny that he was known in the family as 'X-ray Boy'.
As parents, we don't wrap Finn up in cotton wool, we let her be herself.
Through Jeff's leadership and the hard work of our dedicated, talented team, NAI Global has emerged as a world-class service provider," stated NAI Global chairman Gerald Finn.
The victim, who was not identified, was treated for a punctured liver at a local hospital and released, Finn said.
Only this: Twain's acknowledged masterpiece, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, inspires almost universal ambivalence among its biggest fans.
Peter Finn of Finn Ranch, near Leaburg, stands in front of the entrance gate to his home.
The main character is a young adolescent named Finn who tells of stowing away on board Leif Ericsson's boat, the Sea Sword, that was voyaging to the lands to the west where Finn's father and his ship had disappeared.