pink-elephants

pink elephants

noun
any of various visual hallucinations sometimes experienced as a withdrawal symptom after sustained alcoholic drinking.

Origin:
1905–10

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pink elephants
 
pl n
a facetious name applied to hallucinations caused by drunkenness

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pink elephants definition


and pink spiders
  1. n.
    the delirium tremens. : He was shaking something awful from the pink spiders.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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