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Put that in your pipe and smoke it


(Old fashioned) Examine or try something. A quaint way of saying, attempt this new thing. The idiomatic phrase probably made more sense a century or more ago when pipe smoking was more prominent; it presents a challenge for someone to think about a new idea or try a new gizmo. It has also been used as a sarcastic response when preventing someone from taking advantage of oneself. (Compare to Give it a whirl.)

“I showed my grandpa how to use apps on his new Iphone and said he should put that in his pipe and smoke it.”

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