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pink elephants

and pink spiders
1. n. the delirium tremens. He was shaking something awful from the pink spiders.
2. n. hallucinatory creatures seen during the delirium tremens. (see also seeing pink elephants.) He said pink elephants were trying to kill him. He’s really drunk.
See also: elephant, pink
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Thorpe added: "At times it will be 40-odd degrees out there and we might start to see some pink elephants, so it's important that we keep each other going.
Bill claims pink elephants occur for three reasons:
"The pink elephant is my symbol for negative words that cause confusion."
How to drop the pink elephant: "I'm an artist who takes my work seriously."
How to drop the pink elephant: "David and I have a fantastic and loving, heterosexual relationship.
How to drop the pink elephant: "I'm basically a decent person who happens to be famous."
How to drop the pink elephant: "I realise pounds 1million is a lot of money but there are more important issues here."
How to drop the pink elephant: How about something like: "I've always been told I was ugly and I'm entitled to try to make myself more attractive."
How to drop the pink elephant: "I want people to see my talent for what it really is."
How to drop the pink elephant: "Saddam Hussein has brought terror to his own people.
How to drop the pink elephant: "The reality of my private life is that my favourite pastime at bedtime is to curl up with a book."
The elephant's skin was rosy, and when the effects of the extraordinary drink had worn off, people in the neighbour hood laughed at Bell's vision of the 'pink elephant', and this mockery travelled beyond Liverpool.
Perhaps the Bear's Pawpubshould be renamed the Pink Elephant!