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bad trip

noun, Slang.
a mentally or physically horrifying drug-taking experience, as one accompanied by nightmarish hallucinations or by physical pain.
a dismayingly unpleasant experience:
He was so ill-prepared that college was a bad trip for him.
Origin of bad trip
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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bad trip

noun phrase

  1. A frightening or depressing drug experience, esp a nightmarish time with LSD (1960s+ Narcotics)
  2. Any unpleasant occasion or experience; bummer, downer: The party was a real bad trip (1960s+ Counterculture)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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bad trip

A frightening or otherwise very unpleasant experience, as in Given the poor turnout, her book tour was a bad trip. The term comes from drug slang of the mid-1900s, where it meant experiencing hallucinations, pain, or other terrible effects from taking a drug, especially LSD. It was then extended to any extremely unpleasant experience.
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