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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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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.
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.