Definition of pink elephants in US English:

pink elephants

plural noun

  • Hallucinations supposedly typical of those experienced by a drunk person.

    • ‘There is nothing homosexual about pink gins which, if you drink too many, might help you to see pink elephants.’
    • ‘If you were seeing pink elephants, it would be serious.’
    • ‘It'll take more than a few shots of Wild Turkey or 99 Bananas before you start seeing pink elephants.’
    • ‘Because they were out for the night, the students were living it up (and then getting drunk enough to see pink elephants and the like).’
    • ‘Some have double vision; others hallucinate, claiming to have been visited by pink elephants.’
    delusion, illusion, figment of the imagination, vision, apparition, mirage, chimera, fantasy, dream, daydream
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