bad trip


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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.
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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.
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A BAD trip on cocaine ended with a thug smashing a stone jug over the head of a man who was trying to help him.
Philippine courts have clearly ruled in cases of investors being taken for a bad trip that the SEC does not have 'in loco parentis' responsibilities.
I assumed she was having a bad trip and thought we just had to wait and be there for her.
All the discombobulating surrealist brush strokes that made the original 1990 series the televisual equivalent of a bad trip are back in a big way with season three.
The consumption has three levels trip, bad trip and ugly trip which makes the consumer hallucinate.
Nearly 11 percent of the respondents who went through a bad trip said they put themselves or others at risk of physical harm during their bad trip, 2.
The self-explanatory Nothing But A Bad Trip pairs well with Last Of Your Kind, which paints a satirical nightmare scene depicting the destruction of London.
He's got zero rhythm Singer Louise Redknapp, the latest contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, is married to football pundit Jamie Redknapp Not a bad trip.
In my book, the needless destruction of a $600 rod qualifies as a bad trip.
During the journey, the bus was pulled over by a policeman in California, got bogged down in the Arizona River and lost one of its crew to a bad trip in Texas.
Around one hour after the consumption of the drugs, the deceased, Anmol was on a bad trip and started behaving very abnormally.
La bombe de Very Bad Trip et que l'on retrouvera dans le troisieme opus a en effet vu son penthouse de Manhattan partir en fumee dans la nuit du samedi 12 au dimanche 13 janvier.
The Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial (Wednesday, Channel 4) was a scientific experiment as well as TV programme, which was all well and good, but the sight of Jon Snow staring down the camera while splitting open a huge plastic brain just felt like a bad trip, man.
But, until we have another FDA-approved NMDA antagonist to use, there are surely many people "living with the black dog" who would gladly risk a bad trip to cut the dog's leash.
There was even one high school age young man with long hair who looked like he was having a slightly bad trip on something--he lay down on the floor in a passage where people were walking, and a lady came up to him and persuaded him to get up and sit in a nearby empty seat.