The Tick (shanrina) wrote in linguaphiles,
The Tick
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Smoking a cigarette?

Hey, guys. I've got a question about the phrase "to take a drag on a cigarette." I'm having some sort of block, and I'm wondering where this phrase is common and where it isn't. It's giving me British/Australian slang vibes (I'm American) but I'm not sure if it would be used over here too, since I don't actually know anyone who smokes and I never have, so I'm not up on the lingo. And on a related note, if it's not something that would be appropriate for an American to use, what could be used instead of "take a drag"? Thanks!

ETA: Thanks for all the comments! Guess it was more American than I thought. :)
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