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upper

noun
  1. An amphetamine; a stimulant narcotic;: the effect of mixing ''uppers'' and ''downers'' (1960s+ Narcotics)
  2. A source of excitement; a pleasurable thrill; up: It may not be the same kind of thrill as winning a hand of poker at a casino, but it's definitely an upper (1973+)
Related Terms

pepper-upper, picker-upper, warmer-upper


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Idioms and Phrases with upper story

upper story

The head or brain, as in He's not all there in the upper story. This expression transfers the literal sense of a higher floor in a multistory building to the top portion of the human body. Richard Bentley used it in A Dissertation on the Epistles of Phalaris (1699), where he compares a man with “brains ... in his head” to a man who has “furniture in his upper story.”
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