Chill-and-drill

Woodshock

Member
French
Hi everybody =)

I was just wondering if this idiom could be compared to "regular" or also "usual"??
The following passage is from "Fight Club":

"The big cheese bread. The big moose was on a regulation chill-and-drill homework assignment."
"On a chill-and-drill assignment, you spray the lock on a pay telephone or a parking meter or a newspaper bow."

Thanks !
 
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Without further context, it sounds to me as though something is sprayed on a lock, perhaps to freeze (chill) it or silence it, before drilling into it to open it without the key. Does this make sense in the broader context of these sentences?
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    No, the words are meant to be taken literally, You chill the lock (by spraying it with refrigerant) and then drill into it with a hammer and chisel just as it explains in the sentences before and after your quote.
     
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