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(one's) speed

1. slang In line with one's own personal preferences, inclinations, or character. I tried living in New York for a while, but I realized that such hectic city life was definitely not my speed. We used to go on much more adventurous travels when we were younger, but guided group tours are more our speed these days.
2. slang Suited to one's personal skills or abilities. I think Ulysses might be a bit too advanced right now. Let's start with something more your speed, like A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. We want to start expanding our business, as the small scale of this part of the country just isn't our speed.
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speed

slang Any illicit stimulant drug, especially amphetamine or methamphetamine. We all used to take speed during college to help us study. The club was full of ravers hopped up on speed.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

speed

1. n. methamphetamine; amphetamine in general. (Drugs.) Kids think that speed won’t get them into trouble.
2. in. to use methamphetamine; to be high on methamphetamine or amphetamine. (Drugs.) Kids who speed think it is a harmless blow-off.
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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