chase the dragon


chase the dragon
   to smoke a narcotic
   Formerly of opium, with the traditional Chinese association, but now of heroin:
    This turned out to be a euphemism for smoking heroin — 'chasing the dragon' — and Tosh took to the practice with abandon. (Fiennes, 1996)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • Chase the Dragon — Studio album by Magnum Released March 1982 …   Wikipedia

  • Chase The Dragon — est un album du groupe de rock britannique Magnum sorti en 1982 Liste des pistes Soldier of the line On the edge of the world The spirit Sacred hour Walking the straight line We all play the game The teacher The lights burned out Ce document… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chase the dragon — est un album du groupe de rock britannique Magnum sorti en 1982 Liste des pistes Soldier of the line On the edge of the world The spirit Sacred hour Walking the straight line We all play the game The teacher The lights burned out Ce document… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chase the dragon — (drug sl) To inhale the fumes of melting powdered heroin • • • Main Entry: ↑chase chase the dragon (slang) To smoke heroin by heating it and inhaling the fumes • • • Main Entry: ↑dragon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chase the Dragon — est un album du groupe de rock britannique Magnum sorti en 1982 Liste des pistes Soldier of the line On the edge of the world The spirit Sacred hour Walking the straight line We all play the game The teacher The lights burned out Portail du rock …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chase the dragon — ► chase the dragon informal smoke heroin. Main Entry: ↑dragon …   English terms dictionary

  • chase the dragon — tv. to inhale opium fumes through a straw. (Drugs.) □ Harry thinks that chasing the dragon sounds like real fun. □ Chasing the dragon may sound good, but it smells awful …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • chase the dragon — to take heroin (= a powerful drug which is taken illegally for pleasure) by smoking it. The drug can be smoked, which is known as chasing the dragon …   New idioms dictionary

  • chase the dragon — informal smoke heroin. → dragon …   English new terms dictionary

  • chase the dragon — Vrb phrs. To smoke heroin by burning the drug on foil and inhaling the smoke through a tube …   English slang and colloquialisms


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