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eye-popper

1. Something that is very surprising. The phrase refers to how the eyes tend to widen when one is surprised. A: "Wow, these results are really an eye-popper." B: "I know, I didn't expect the experiment to turn out like this."
2. A very attractive woman. You said my date would be pretty, but dang—she's an eye-popper!

lid poppers

slang Amphetamines or methamphetamines when used as stimulants. Alludes to the image of one's eyelids popping open. I was just starting to feel tired at the party when someone started passing around lid poppers. The young woman had so many lid poppers in her system that her heart just gave out.
See also: lid, popper

lid proppers

slang Amphetamines or methamphetamines when used as stimulants. Alludes to the image of one's eyelids being propped open. I was just starting to feel tired at the party when someone started passing around lid proppers. The young woman had so many lid proppers in her system that her heart just gave out.
See also: lid

pill popper

slang Someone who frequently or habitually uses or abuses drugs prepared as pills or capsules. She started getting hooked on the pain pills her doctor prescribed, and before long she had become a full-blown pill popper. I knew a couple of pill poppers in college who were always doing speed or ecstasy.
See also: pill, popper

popper

1. slang Someone who frequently or habitually uses or abuses drugs prepared as pills or capsules. She started getting hooked on the pain pills her doctor prescribed, and before long she had become a full-blown popper. I knew a couple of poppers in college who were always doing speed or ecstasy.
2. slang A capsule or ampoule containing one of a range of alkyl nitrites, most commonly amyl nitrite, that is inhaled recreationally to produce euphoria and to enhance sexual pleasure. Typically used in plural constructions. Everyone I knew was doing poppers back when I was in college, and no one really considered it a problem. I mean, back then you could buy them legally, after all. He said he used the stuff to treat his angina, but I think he just like snorting poppers at parties to feel high.

skull-buster

1. slang An intensely painful headache or migraine. It started as just a twinge of pain in my forehead, but by the end of the day I was in the throes a full-blown skull-buster. It was a great night, but I woke up with a real skull-buster and the worst nausea of my life.
2. slang Something very confusing, complicated, or puzzling. A: "There just doesn't seem to be a way we can reach our quotas without going over budget." B: "It's a skull-buster, to be sure." I love trying to figure out the crosswords in the newspaper each Sunday. Today's is a total skull-buster!

skull-popper

1. slang An intensely painful headache or migraine. It started as just a twinge of pain in my forehead, but by the end of the day I was in the throes a full-blown skull-popper. It was a great night, but I woke up with a real skull-popper and the worst nausea of my life.
2. slang Something very confusing, complicated, or puzzling. A: "There just doesn't seem to be a way we can reach our quotas without going over budget." B: "It's a skull-popper, to be sure." I love trying to figure out the crosswords in the newspaper each Sunday. Today's is a total skull-popper!
3. slang Something that stimulates one's senses to an extreme degree. Wow, this beer you gave me is a real skull-popper! What's the alcohol per volume on that stuff?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

eye-popper

1. n. something astonishing. (Alludes to the comical view of eyes bulging outward in surprise or amazement.) What an eye-popper of a story!
2. n. a very good-looking woman or girl. Isn’t that foxy lady an eye-popper?

lid proppers

and lid poppers
n. amphetamine tablets or capsules. (Drugs. Refers to the eyelids.) Kelly has to have a couple of lid proppers each morning.
See also: lid

lid poppers

verb
See also: lid, popper

pill-popper

and popper and pill-dropper
n. anyone who takes pills frequently or habitually. I knew she was always ill, but I didn’t know she was a pill-dropper. He’s not a hypochondriac, just a pill-dropper.

popper

verb

popper

1. and popsie n. an ampoule of amyl nitrite, a drug that is inhaled when the ampoule is broken. (Drugs. Often plural.) You got any popsies I can have?
2. Go to pill-popper.
3. n. a handgun. (Underworld. From the sound of a gunshot.) He carries his popper under his coat.
4. n. a can of beer (in a pop-top can). You ready for another popper, Tom?

skull-buster

and skull-popper
1. n. a difficult course in school or college. The course was a skull-buster, and I had to drop it.
2. n. a police officer. (Refers to the striking of skulls.) Two skull-poppers came up and started asking questions.

skull-popper

verb
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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