pain cave · noun, adjective, slang.
Though the term orginated in the 1990s via this song from the WAYNE’S WORLD films, the PAIN CAVE has come to signify in more recent times a state of abject HANGOVER brought on by overindulgence, in short times or prolonged, in ALCOHOL and DRUGS. However, the PAIN CAVE denotes more than just a physical state of HANGOVER, but rather a spiritual one as well. Symtoms include UNBEARABLE SADNESS, EXTREME MAILAISE, HIGH-LEVEL IRRITABILITY and often LASHING OUT AT SIGNIFICANT OTHERS. Condition generally lasts up to 48 hours but has been known to stretch out for an entire WEEK.
Syn.: IN THE SHIT, FUCKED, FUCKSVILLE, FUCKTOWN, ON THE WAGON.
Ex.: “There was no need to throw that vase at me. After all, this is your PAIN CAVE, not mine. I feel great, as a matter of fact.”
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