put that in your pipe and smoke it

Take that information and give it some thought, as in I'm quitting at the end of the week—put that in your pipe and smoke it. This term alludes to the thoughtful appearance of many pipe smokers. [Colloquial; early 1800s]


Nearby words

  1. put someone right,
  2. put someone through his or her paces,
  3. put someone up,
  4. put someone up to,
  5. put someone wise,
  6. put the arm on,
  7. put the blame on,
  8. put the cart before the horse,
  9. put the fear of god into,
  10. put the finger on

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