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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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The idea is for them to drop the pink elephants next time and be more positive.
Bill claims pink elephants occur for three reasons:
Former BBC presenter Bill McFarlan is waging a one-man war against criminal use of the English language with a book, Drop The Pink Elephant.
He says: "If I tell you not to think of a bright pink elephant, that's exactly the first thing to pop into your head.
The pink elephant is my symbol for negative words that cause confusion.