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down trip

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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)

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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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  • We were just starting out for a mountain stroll when our stage-driver came along on his down trip.

    Rudder Grange Frank R. Stockton
  • Again, 169 the passengers do not get a chance to eat as much, and very often they were not served as well, on the down trip.

    Old Times on the Upper Mississippi George Byron Merrick
  • They took a day to the down trip, and jogged back in a day and a half, stopping in Sacramento only the extra half day.

    Gold Stewart White
  • All these elements, with possibly others, entered into the cutting of the rates by about one-third on the down trip.

    Old Times on the Upper Mississippi George Byron Merrick
  • The car was pretty well filled on the down trip, so George had little time for chatting.

    The Rosie World Parker Fillmore
  • Though the messengers had broken the trail on the up journey, they preferred to fall in behind the Doctor on the down trip.

  • The problem was to get back to the Ohio with the cargo of merchandise bought with the produce carried as cargo on the down trip.

    Old Times on the Upper Mississippi George Byron Merrick
  • His good fortune in coming up the stream gave him confidence of making the down trip in safety.

    Up the Forked River Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • Like ez not, he went over the line beside the driver on the box on the down trip, and took stock of everything.

  • As she was passing Natches, on a down trip, she blew up, and filled the air with every kind of fragments.

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