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stuck on something

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strung out

adjective phrase
  1. Using or addicted to narcotics; intoxicated with narcotics: The entire college population is ''strung out'' thrice weekly/ got fairly well strung out, fairly well addicted (1950s+ Narcotics)
  2. Emotionally disturbed; psychologically tense, brittle, and vulnerable; uptight: She got herself strung way out, just one more little push and she was a dead duck/ or slung low and strung-out on drugs or inner tensions (1959+)
adjective

Infatuated; in love: He's strung out on her (1960s+ Black)

[apparently by extension fr the black term on a tight leash, ''in love, addicted,'' stressing the tethered helplessness of each condition]


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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