Green’s Dictionary of Slang

drop v.6

[one drops them down one’s throat]

1. (drugs) to consume pills or any drug that can be taken orally.

[US]Rigney & Smith Real Bohemia xx: The drugs are either inhaled, swallowed or injected [...] To take orally is to ‘drop it’.
[US]B. Moyers Listening to America 101: I was a real acid head, dropping acid every day.
[US]E. Folb Runnin’ Down Some Lines 174: I was at home, there was this party going on, and me and my old man dropped some acid.
[UK] in R. Graef Living Dangerously 47: I can’t go out to a rave without dropping an E.
[UK]N. Griffiths Grits 81: Christ, must-a dropped enough fuckin drugs t’fell-a fuckin ox like.
[Aus]R.G. Barrett Rosa Marie’s Baby (2013) [ebook] Snort a few lines of coke, drop a tab of acid and do a bit of crystal meth.
[US]C.W. Ford Deuce’s Wild 257: A group of kids who smoked dope and dropped acid gathered around him.
[Aus]P. Doyle (con. 1969-1973) Big Whatever 26: I dropped a mandy to ease the jingle-jangle.

2. to drink (beer).

[US]Spoonie G ‘Monster Jam’ 🎵 I drop a can of beer without a spill.
[Aus](con. 1964-65) B. Thorpe Sex and Thugs and Rock ’n’ Roll 4: [S]houting her a few Scotches, which she dropped like a wharfie.

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