slow-acting dope

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frindle

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Hello. I don't understand the below sentence.
Does it mean Val is so slow and stupid that kids call her Valium?
Please help!


She shared a room with a fat girl called Val, but they call her Valium because she's a slow-acting dope.
 

BobK

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It's a play on two meanings of 'dope'. Try a dictionary. ;-)

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