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pep pill

Informal a tablet containing a stimulant drug
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military was 20 milligrams of dextroamphetamine for 48 hours of combat readiness, these 'pep pills' were consumed, as one veteran put it, 'like candies'.
Such is the sanctifying power of The School's new single - the perfect pop on pep pills that is Never Thought I'd See The Day - it could easily raise the dead and inspire a mass gurn at a meeting of miserable curmudgeons.
Prosecutor Roger Birch told how Wilson's business overtly imported, advertised and sold medicinal products generally known as "pep pills".
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.
After wide-ranging passages about both good and "counterfeit" poems, he builds to a defense of the art that is typically spirited and smart and seriously entertaining: 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.
"THREE other Scotland players were on the same pep pills that got Willie Johnston sent home from the World Cup in Argentina, in June 1978.
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.