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whips and jingles

Withdrawal from alcohol or drugs. The whips and jingles can be agonizing. Hope you never have to experience them.
See also: and, jingle, whip


1. n. a buzz or tingle from alcohol. This stuff gives me a little jingle, but that’s all.
2. n. a drinking bout. The guys planned a big jingle for Friday.
3. n. a call on the telephone. (see also buzz.) Give me a jingle when you get into town.


mod. alcohol intoxicated. She was a little jingled, but not worse than that.
See also: jingle
References in classic literature ?
Let us go,' said the lama, sinking back afraid, as the fires twinkled and white officers with jingling swords stalked into the Mess-tent.
While the stars that oversprinkle All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells From the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.
At length, when it was quite dark, Clever Elsie awoke and when she got up there was a jingling all round about her, and the bells rang at each step which she took.
The jingling piano at last is silent, and the Harmonic friends rally round their pillows.
Rising abruptly and walking about, jingling his money and his keys in his trouser pockets] Besides, they're all idiots.
Behind this litter rode six men-at-arms, the sunlight flashing on their steel caps as they came jingling up the dusty road.
The word of command rang out, and again the regiment quivered, as with a jingling sound it presented arms.
Reluctantly Martin yielded to the claims of the grocer, paying his bill with him in full, and receiving in change a pocketful of jingling coin.
Yea, a hellish artifice hath here been devised, a death-horse jingling with the trappings of divine honours!
The sun was already sinking into the trees when they went with their jingling dippers into the wooded ravine of Mashkin Upland.
Jackson clapped his big hand over the strings and the jingling vibration died suddenly.
In the narrow streets the progress of the journey was made sensible to those within by the near fronts of the houses gliding past slowly and shakily, with a great rattle and jingling of glass, as if about to collapse behind the cab; and the infirm horse, with the harness hung over his sharp backbone flapping very loose about his thighs, appeared to be dancing mincingly on his toes with infinite patience.