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a chill pill

slang A hypothetical thing that would induce one to become calm. The phrase is typically used in the expression "take a chill pill," but does not refer to an actual pill or medication. Take a chill pill, will you? Panicking about being late won't make me drive any faster.
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One bag featured in the collection is named the Chill Pill.
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All fire and brimstone until years of experience and ten major honours helped him swallow the chill pills.