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a chill pill

slang A hypothetical thing that would induce one to become calm. The phrase is typically used in the expression "take a chill pill," but does not refer to an actual pill or medication. Take a chill pill, will you? Panicking about being late won't make me drive any faster.
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There are jilted lovers who have taken garden shears to wandering husbands' suits who are thinking Hoops fans need to take a step back and chew a chill pill.
I reckon the British public had become so fed up of the anger surrounding the dreaded B-word it needed a collective nightly chill pill - and I'm A Celebrity was that pill.
Ford took a chill pill -- opening the spring/summer 2019 season by sending down the runway models Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls in matte make-up, headscarves and smokey eyes.
FS had simple advice: Take a chill pill or sleep through the ride.
"It might be worth just taking a chill pill - 23 and feeling 44.
But Harmison has told Wood to take a chill pill as England head to Edgbaston for Wednesday's third Test after stuffing the Aussies in Cardiff and getting stuffed themselves at Lord's last week.
I think you should lighten up and take a chill pill. By the way, some of those witless buffoons you refer to could perhaps give you a lesson in people skills.
"Everyone needs to take a chill pill. I am aware of everything my man does.
Ian Kevin Draper Take a chill Pill Ian...it's just a bit of fun.
WIll it really be another 5 days until we can take the chill pill?
ANDY CARROLL isn't enjoying the best of times in a Liverpool shirt at the moment - but anybody labelling the Geordie boy a diver needs to take a chill pill.
THE next time you crib over the trouble you have to go through to lodge a complaint with the police, take a chill pill. The police don't come to the aid of even colleagues when they want to lodge a complaint.
So I would advise everyone to take a chill pill. Even though it's quite heartening that everyone is making his voice heard loud and clear.
Or, for you teetotlers out there, a chill pill. That aside, it's time to analyze the potential of small format or convenience retailing.