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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

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

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
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The tie-up with Rip Curl includes video footage of top surfer Vincent Duvignac on his board surfing the street before jumping into his Rip Curl Cactus.
Gulfstar Group advised the shareholders of Cactus Fuel.
Selection of Tabias and Kushets was purposive, based on the diversity of Cactus varieties and accessibility to transport.
European and Asian collectors are the biggest contributors to the illegal cactus trade," IUCN said in a statement.
The C4 Cactus is offered with six efficient powertrains, four petrol - PureTech 75, PureTech 82, PureTech 82 S&S & PureTech 110 S&S - and two HDi diesels - e-HDi 92 & BLUEHDI 100.
They also look pretty cool, as indeed does the rest of the C4 Cactus.
looking for all the world like a pair of puncture repairs on the side of the C4 Cactus, these thermoplastic polyurethane mouldings have air capsules inside to help absorb car park nudges.
In brighter paint jobs the panels make the Cactus unmissable.
Seedlings were grown in soil mix for cactus (provided by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas) until October 2009, when they were transplanted into Monarch Plant Bands[R] in preparation for planting.
All that is necessary to get a pencil cactus started is to snap a few stems, each 2 or 3 inches long, from an existing plant (again, avoiding touching the sap).
He may have seen a nice cactus in South America, and it would be enough for him to have brought one leaf to Israel and planted it, and that is how the insect--which is difficult to see on the cactus--grew and spread," David Brand, JNF's head forester and the person responsible for the solving the pest control problem, told Israel Hayom.
But that may change courtesy of prickly pear cactus juice, which is gleaning attention for its potential health benefits.
And locally, that has a lot to do with the hardwork of Stan Griffin and Vicki Newman, both long-standing members of the Birmingham Cactus and Succulent Society.
11 January 2010 - China Kangtai Cactus Biotech, a manufacturer of cactus-based products in China, has said that sales from its newly-launched cactus hog feed have exceeded initial estimates.
Bio Serae Laboratories recently conducted a clinical study in order to confirm the diuretic and weight management effect of Cacti-Nea, a natural water extract of prickly pear cactus fruit (Opuntia ficus-indica), on humans.