French fits

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French fits (plural only)

  1. (US, slang) Delirium tremens.
    • 1953, Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, Penguin 2010, p. 144:
      ‘We've got a file on what we call the barred window boys, Doctor. Places where you can't jump out of when the French fits take over.’