Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to balm: balm of Gilead, lemon balm


slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really balmed!
See also: balm


mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also bombed (out), embalmed.) Tom was totally balmed and went to bed.
See also: balm

balm in Gilead

Cure or solace. The expression comes from the Book of Jeremiah (8:22): “Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?” The King James version translator took as “balm” the Hebrew word sori, which probably meant the resin of the mastic tree; John Wycliffe translated it as “gumme” and Miles Coverdale as “triacle” (treacle). By the nineteenth century, the term was used figuratively for consolation in a time of trouble, by Edgar Allan Poe (in “The Raven”), Charlotte Brontë, and others.
See also: balm
References in periodicals archive ?
? Prevent the drying, chapping effects of cold weather and harsh wind with Kiehl's New Lip Balm. PS10.00 WWW.SPACENK.COM
Companies that are part of the worldwide color-changing lip balm market focus mainly on mergers and acquisitions as well as new product launches in a bid to outdo their rivals.
Badgeralso makes chest rubs, facial oils, lip balms and shampoo soaps, as well as a whole host of other organic items.
When asked by the media to comment on the the lip balm controversy, Sanlih E-Television said it had "no response."
You may find Burt's Bees products at Beauty Bar and SM Department Stores, while you can get the lip balms from Watsons.
As well as providing community jobs, Musee also sells bath balms called "SWEET CHILD O' MINE" giving 100% of profits to support TABITHA MINISTRIES in South Africa through the Sweetwaters NFP here in Mississippi.
A friend of mine recently lamented the disappearance of her favorite lip balm. "I liked it because it had menthol in it, and my lips always felt cool and moist," she shared with me.
has introduced the Softlips Cube, a dome-shape balm that delivers 5-in-1 Lip Perfecting technology to hydrate, replenish, smooth and protect lips with SPF 15 and add a subtle sheen.
SOPHIE HERDMAN has her eye on the tiger (balm) WHAT IS IT?
Alice + Eliza Lip Balm (15g), PS3,
What I am going to teach you is how to make lip balm with your beeswax.
Creme de la Mer Lip Balm, PS40, This luxurious emulsion comes in a neat little tin which will fit into the smallest of make-up bags.
It's at this time that food shoppers may turn down the HBC aisle looking for a balm to moisturize, heal and soothe their dry, cracked lips and cold sores brought on by winter's harsh and windy weather.