smooth move, Ex-Lax

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smooth move, Ex-Lax

Wow, what a really clumsy, ignorant, or foolish thing to do or say! (Ex-Lax is the brand name for a type of laxative, which helps promote bowel movements.) Primarily heard in US. Smooth move, Ex-Lax! Thanks to your insulting remarks, they've decided not to invest in the project! The plates all crashed to the floor as I slipped on the spilled wine, and someone in the corner of the restaurant shouted out, "Smooth move, Ex-Lax!"
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Popular plant-based drugs include Ipecac, which contains the roots and rhizome of the Brazilian plant ipecacuanha, ExLax, containing senna imported primarily from India, Sudan and Egypt, and Metamucil, which contains psyllium, generally from India.
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PR 1 adult suppository or 5-15 mL enema Lavage Polyethylene glycol 0.8 g/kg/day PO (PEG, MiraLax) Max: 17 g/day (1 tablespoon) Disimpaction: 25 mL/kg/hr Max: 1,000 mL/hr GoLytely 25-40 mL/kg/h PO until rectal effluent clear Max: 4 liters Stimulant Senna (Senokot, Children 10-20 mg/kg/dose Exlax, Fletcher's 2-6 y.o.
I cannot pretend to remember what they all claimed to cure, but I know that Brookla and Exlax were laxatives ("opening medicine" we called them), and Snowfire certainly relieved our chapped hands.