whirling pits, the

Definition

Slang

  • noun a feeling of giddiness and/or nausea, tinged with hallucination, brought on, for instance, by the combination of alcohol and a drug such as hashish. The expression describes a condition characterised by lying on one’s back, unable to move, while one’s stomach heaves and the room whirls about one’s head. The helicopters is a synonym.
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