"Wired out of one's box"
Do you know the meaning of the expression to get wired out of one's box in the following text ('London' is the name of a character and not the city):
Will Self, The Rock of Crack as Big as The Ritz
He never touched the product [...] no rock, no stones, no crack [...]
London saw the punters, he also saw his fellow runners and dealers. Saw them all getting wired out of their boxes. Wired so they saw things that weren't there.
I think I understand the meaning but I'd like to know a bit more. What kind of people use this expression? what register is it?
The action takes place in Jama´ca...is it Jama´can slang?
Thank you very much indeed.
Re: "Wired out of one's box"
Very high on drugs- if you're out of your box, you are intoxicated, and if you are wired, you are nervous and very active, so together they suggest a lot of drugs.
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