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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

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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A total of 909 Finns who fell ill or were involved in an accident abroad received assistance from the Finnish embassy or consulate.
Even in the US press, True Finns, and its leader, the Millwall-supporting, Catholic-convert Timo Soini, were big news.
In the 2003 election, True Finns garnered three seats out of 200 in the Finnish Parliament, which uses the same PR system of multi-member regions that Britain uses for EU votes, except with open lists.
For the last five years, Finn has devoted countless hours of his own time researching decades of department records and copies of the Grapevine, the Los Angeles Fire Department's monthly magazine.
Finns also hope that the EU will balance the USA, both financially and politically, but Finns remain sceptical towards military alliances.
Finns over the age of 50 use more modern technology like mobile phones, computers and the Internet than their counterparts in the rest of the EU.
Hugh Finn died on October 9, 1998, after starving and dehydrating for eight days without a feeding tube.
The results however also showed that 78% of Finns think that a veto should be used against the constitution if it is not acceptable to Finland while 58% of Finns want to remain outside a joint defence nucleus for the EU.
Still working with the power play and with legs fresh from the second intermission, the Finns notched the winner almost as soon as the third started.
Two years ago, 38% of Finns said that they had a personal interest in the EU.
The Finn Brothers, currently on their first tour since the breakup of Crowded House, say they eventually may miss their former collaborators.
Nearly half of Finns support an enlargement while younger Finns are more positive than older Finns.
The songs on ``The Finn Brothers'' are sonic hybrids of the Finns' work with the quirky '80s group Split Enz and the charmed folk/pop of ``Woodface,'' the 1991 Crowded House album that featured their close-as-kin harmonies.
Finns living in Sweden intend to take part in the Finnish parliamentary election as candidates for the Swedish people's party in Finland.
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