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pep pill

Informal a tablet containing a stimulant drug
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There are the US Air Force pilots who pop amphetamines before they fly missions, musicians who take betablockers to steady their nerves, students who take pep pills before they write an essay.
Pep pills are for sale legally in high-street stores - known throughout the country as 'head shops' by clubbers looking for a safer natural high.
I'm not offering a cure for the world's ills, or pep pills for the despondent, or a way to happiness, but I am committed to the belief that poetry--as well as painting and sculpture, music and dance and drama--in a time when we are sometimes tempted to pull away from the world, in a time when there is so much to withdraw from, in a time when we may forget that to be a little bit numb, to be a little anesthetized, is to be a little bit dead, may in a small way help to keep us alive.
I do, clearly, and there is an account of it in my autobiography in which I reveal that three other Scotland players were on the same pep pills that got Willie sent home from the World Cup.
In the book, Gemmill - whose wonder goal against Holland wasn't enough to prevent Scotland crashing out in '78 - recalls: "Willie took all the blame but it is most certainly true that three others took the same pep pills.
To that end, its clever little personality quiz pits an individual against his or her dog, asking, among other things, whether you or your dog are more joyfully able to live without pep pills, cigarettes or liquor.
The top shelf of clubhouse lockers used by Enos Slaughter and Pete Rose, for instance, were seen to contain alleged bottles of vitamins or what were then called pep pills, stimulants that helped a player perform at a high level.
The website was set up by the makers of Pro Plus pep pills, who commissioned Awake to devise the formula.
Vitamins are not pep pills (they have no caloric value of their own), food substitutes (they cannot be assimilated without ingesting food), or structural components; nor do they contribute substantially to body mass.
Instead, they drink strong coffee or pop pep pills to stay awake.