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bad trip

An intense and unpleasant psychological experience, usually resulting from the ingestion of psychedelic drugs such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD, or "acid"). I had a real bad trip last night, I'll never do drugs again.
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bad trip

A frightening or otherwise very unpleasant experience, as in Given the poor turnout, her book tour was a bad trip. The term comes from drug slang of the mid-1900s, where it meant experiencing hallucinations, pain, or other terrible effects from taking a drug, especially LSD. It was then extended to any extremely unpleasant experience.
See also: bad, trip

bad trip

1. n. a bad experience with a drug. (Drugs.) My first trip was a bad trip, and I never took another.
2. n. any bad experience or person. Harry can be such a bad trip.
See also: bad, trip
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Sentencing him, Recorder Eric Elliott QC said: "The circumstances are that on January 25 last year you called an ambulance as you were having, as the prosecution put it, a bad trip.
"Around one hour after the consumption of the drugs, the deceased, Anmol was on a bad trip and started behaving very abnormally.
Work Title: Bad Trips: The Art of Travail in Travel Writing
If being born German at the turn of the past century meant conscription into the wrong side of a multigenerational bad trip, it also meant sharing in the German-speaking world's response to modernity, which would eventually connect Dada, V-2 rockets, and the discovery of LSD.
"It will be a bad trip for a number of people next year."
The term bad trip refers to unpleasant--even terrifying--feelings and sensory experiences while high on LSD.
'A Bad Trip in a Tired Whale', written by David Holbrook, tells the reader what happens when two pot smoking alcoholics take a gun and an "old whale of a car" on a road trip across America.
An absurd temptation to jump from the balcony of his lover Eva's flat besets the speaker, while she struggles to cope with his bad trip, few signs of which reveal anything of what so obviously appalls him.
Columba's in Dublin), familiar from such fictional tales as "A School Story" or "Going Home," with its bullies, its dreadful food, and, above all, its eccentric masters and masters' wives; it is viewed from the perspective of both the child (as in "Bad Trip," "The Bull," "The Warden's Wife," and "Mentors") and of the adult (in "Summer, 1952" Trevor recounts his brief stint as a teacher at Elm Park, a preparatory school in County Armagh with only twenty-two pupils, about to breathe its last).
The entire market, the expanding spectacle of consumer possibilities, has us in its grip, and because that is too large and nameless, we turn our outrage toward something that is both less powerful and more concrete.' Until both parties deal with the underlying economic malaise their drug policies will be a bad trip.
"She eats everything yet she's still sexy," he said of Julia, adding in jest, "Bad trip."
The Lord Mayor spoke very well but then we were subjected to a bloke who looked like he was having a bad trip, "dancing" in front of a graffiti strewn wall, which had an entrance that looked like it led to a crack house.
The self-explanatory Nothing But A Bad Trip pairs well with Last Of Your Kind, which paints a satirical nightmare scene depicting the HHHH H THE original Crystal Castles duo underwent a messy musical "divorce" in 2014, and this is supremo Ethan Kath's first with new frontwoman, Edith Frances.
And after enjoying his win, the Tiger's Bay man jetted back home and said, "Wasn't a bad trip to New York..."
After a particularly bad trip to the dentist when I was around nine, Cindy the Collie came along to make me feel better, then there was Tache the Jack Russell, who was "definitely going to be an outdoor dog", but who was sleeping at the foot of my bed within a week of her arrival.