chase the dragon


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chase the dragon

slang To smoke a controlled substance, often heroin. I can't chase the dragon anymore—I'm trying to get away from that stuff.
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chase the dragon

take heroin (sometimes mixed with another smokable drug) by heating it in tinfoil and inhaling the fumes through a tube or roll of paper.
Chase the dragon is reputedly a translation from Chinese. The expression apparently refers to the undulating movements of the fumes up and down the tinfoil, resembling those of the tail of a dragon, a creature found in many Chinese myths.
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chase the dragon

tv. to inhale opium fumes through a straw, or similarly with other drugs. (Drugs.) Harry thinks that chasing the dragon sounds like real fun.
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'After your first hit you're hooked and you always try to chase the dragon to get that feeling again.'
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As long as there are buyers there will be dealers and as long as there are desperately ill people who seeK solace in oblivion there will be people only too happy to help them chase the dragon.
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She said she had been taught how to "chase the dragon" - burn the drug and smoke it through tinfoil.
She was then taught how to "chase the dragon", smoking the drug from tinfoil.
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In a simple Chinese game called "Chase the Dragon's Tail," players almost look like that wiggling and winding dragon.
The seventies-formed band had their most notable success during their early years with hits including Chase The Dragon in 1982.
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The relationship began on the third studio album, Chase The Dragon, released in 1982.