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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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Demand for Xanax from youngsters has soared, fuelled by a desire for cheap "chill pills" linked to glamorous music stars.
With little money to put into the business, the pair started off with a small amount of stock, which included mini bath bombs called chill pills, which they sold for 25p each.
Mr Moody, Pierce Harris, needs to take a few chill pills.
Common molecules made by bacteria in the gut may act as chill pills for the immune system.
1 was most interested in his recommendations for dogs with sound sensitivities, having had a dog whose severe noise phobias eventually degenerated into generalized anxiety disorder, from which she never really recovered (see "Chill Pills," WDJ July 2006).
Meanwhile, take some well-meant advice from me: buy a big bottle of chill pills, exceed the recommended dose and have a happy Christmas.
But the report's writers must wish they'd swallowed some chill pills before tackling their music-industry forecast.
Press conferences would be far more appealing if he urged the nation to take the chill pills and analyse our overall record in major tournaments.
How those Dons fans must have wished their tormentor had popped a few pre-match "chill pills" like the unflappable Steve Paterson.