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800-pound gorilla

A person, group, or organization so powerful (either by size or by influence) that it does not need to heed the rules or threats of others. It refers to the riddle "Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit?" (Answer: "Wherever it likes.") Primarily heard in US. Don't mess with that guy; he's like an 800-pound gorilla! These big corporations act like 800-pound gorillas, making up the rules to suit themselves.
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gorilla biscuits

slang Phencyclidine. Were you guys able to score any gorilla biscuits before the concert?
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gorilla juice

slang Steroids. I bet some guys at the gym are taking gorilla juice.
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gorilla pills

slang Sedative drugs, often barbiturates. Gorilla pills are dangerous, man—I'd stay away from them.
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gorilla biscuits

and gorilla pills
n. amphetamines. (Drugs.) Stay away from gorilla biscuits. He’s high on gorilla pills.
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gorilla pills

verb
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gorilla juice

n. steroids. (Bodybuilding. Steroids build muscle tissue rapidly.) Do all those muscle-bound creatures take gorilla juice?
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Scientists remain unsure of the disease's origin but gorillas, chimpanzees and other mammals can contract it as well as humans.
Trudy, believed to be the world's oldest gorilla at an accredited zoo, was found dead Wednesday, July 24, 2019, by zookeepers.
As depicted in the Academy Award nominated documentary 'Virunga', the gorillas are under constant threat both from poachers and war.
Health Gorilla's Clinical Network connects doctors, healthcare organizations such as hospitals, Federally Qualified Clinics, long term care facilities, hospitals, HIEs, IDNs, diagnostic labs, pathology, genetic and radiology imaging centers, and consumers in a HIPAA-compliant exchange of normalized information and communications that was never before possible - ultimately creating true interoperability to empower providers at the point-of-care and patients to truly take control of their own health at reduced cost.
Now more than ever, it's critical the cover glass provides outstanding protection," Corning Gorilla Glass vice president and general manager John Bayne said. 
| How to do it: Volcanoes Safaris (volcanoessafaris.com) operate one of the most beautiful lodges in the national park and offer a four-day Virunga Safari from $5,584 US, including a gorilla trek and golden monkey trek.
Several groups in Uganda have been habituated, with the highest concentration in Kibale National Park, but viewing these meat-eaters is much more challenging than tracking gorillas.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is part of a large conservation project - ten per cent of the hotel rate goes towards the local community and nature conservation (if Clouds is out of your price range, you can also try other hotels like Gorilla Safari Lodge or Bwindi Backpackers Lodge).
The Sprout acquisition augments Gorilla Group's customer experience management practice, providing services to help Gorilla's diverse mix of B2B and direct-to-consumer clients acquire and engage their target audiences.
In this month's Geographical, photojournalist Stuart Butler travels deep into the heart of West Africa's gorilla homelands (see The Ebola Storm on page 32) to talk not only to the rangers and biologists whose unenviable task it is to monitor just how virulent the highly infectious disease is when it comes to ape populations, but also to those trying to fight back against its spread through cutting edge medical research.
Philadelphia Zoo welcomed a new addition to the family: a western lowland gorilla baby born to Kira, the Zoo's 17-year-old female and 32-year old silverback, Motuba, on Friday, June 2nd.
AN EXPERT in ape body language, at Liverpool John Moores University, has concluded that the gorilla who was shot dead at a United States zoo was not threatening a child who fell into the enclosure.