- the dragon
- habitual illegal use of narcoticsThe association is of opium with China, dragons, and so on:You're standing between me and the big, bad dragon. (Gabriel, 1992 — he was stopping an addict getting heroin, not intervening between man and wife)In many phrases such as chase the dragon, to be addicted to narcotics.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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