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cactus buttons

slang The hallucinogenic drug mescaline, which is derived from peyote (a type of cactus). I think they're high on cactus buttons!
See also: button, cactus

in the cactus

A difficult situation, often one that is uncomfortable and/or unsettling. Primarily heard in Australia. Oh boy, he's in the cactus now that his girlfriend has seen him kissing another girl!
See also: cactus
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cactus (buttons)

n. peyote cactus containing mescaline. (Drugs.) Gert came back from vacation with a bag of cactus buttons.
See also: button, cactus



cactus juice

n. tequila. (A Mexican liquor.) Ernie brought back a big jug of cactus juice from Mexico.
See also: cactus, juice
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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