dragon

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Synonyms for dragon

a creature of Teutonic mythology

a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman

a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus

Synonyms

any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body

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And while he's busy chasing a record deal, she's busy chasing the dragon in a depressing, downward spiral of addiction.
The trainee - who said he got hooked after chasing the dragon with friends - was speaking as he left St James' Park with his parents after being dismissed.
Yesterday's papers were full of pictures of him chasing the dragon - smoking smack - and, far worse, the Sunday Mirror reported how a beautiful 21-year-old girl was given her first fix by Doherty and then encouraged to have sex with other men.
Ironically, she had just finished filming Chasing the Dragon, a movie based on drug trafficking and the murder of Irish journalist Veronica Guerin, when she decided to take action to cure her addiction.
The stoned stare of Heroin Chic has become a bore in a climate where digging the garden is more de rigeur than chasing the dragon.
Ironically, Brenda, who is known to have suffered from severe bouts depression for years, had just finished a role in Chasing the Dragon a movie based on the Irish drug trafficking scene and the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin, when she decided to take action to cure her addiction.
The drug had found a new market and all of a sudden it wasn't just artists and 'hippies' chasing the dragon, as injecting the drug came to be known.
One headline is "Racing the Dragon" - not dissimilar to the expression chasing the dragon, which is slang for taking heroin.
But chasing the dragon is all he lives for - a ritual that bonds him and his pals.
Alcopops, chasing the dragon and casual sex can only be a matter of months away, but for now she has resorted to "dressing like a tart" (as her dad puts it) and having her belly button pierced.