One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Said to express incredulity at someone's behavior, with the implication that they must be under the influence of drugs.
- ‘I stopped and looked at them as they stared and Shannon said, ‘what are you on?’’
- ‘For god's sake Holly, what are you on?’
- ‘You are getting creepier and more paranoid than normal… what are you on?’
- ‘Dude, what are you on? Are you still loaded?’
- ‘Ma, its four in the morning, what are you on? Did you overdose on painkillers again?’
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