blue pill n.

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

Often fig.


  • 1998 Wachowski & 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.

  • 2015 K. Slaughter Pretty Girls xxiv. 384 page image Karin Slaughter

    At some point, Claire had chosen to pull a Helen and stopped asking questions because she did not want to know the answers. There was no difference between the blue pill and the red pill. There were only degrees of suffering.

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