Bad trip



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.

noun phrase

A frightening or depressing drug experience, esp a nightmarish time with LSD (1960s+ Narcotics)
Any unpleasant occasion or experience; bummer, downer: The party was a real bad trip (1960s+ Counterculture)

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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