blue pill n.

a drug that allows one to remain ignorant of reality; cf. red pill n.

Often fig.


  • 1998 L. Wachowski & A. Wachowski The Matrix (shooting script, 29 Mar.) 29

    You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe.

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