something that has a calming or relaxing effect.
take a chill pill, (often used imperatively) to calm down; relax:
Stop shouting! Take a chill pill!
(informal) an imaginary medicinal pill with a calming, relaxing effect: take a chill pill

something calming, relaxing, or reducing stress
Word Origin

Usage Note


noun phrase

A tranquilizer: They seem to have taken a chill pill musically, but the lyrics are as biting as ever (1990s+)


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