The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was formed in 1973 to combat drug smuggling. The DEA nickname “Don’t Expect Anything” has been cited in print since at least 1988.
The DEA has also been nicknamed “Drink/Drunk Every Afternoon” (cited in print since at least 1993).
Wikipedia: Drug Enforcement Administration
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is a federal law enforcement agency under the United States Department of Justice, tasked with combating drug smuggling and use within the United States. Not only is the DEA the lead agency for domestic enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act, sharing concurrent jurisdiction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, it also has sole responsibility for coordinating and pursuing U.S. drug investigations abroad.
What does DEA stand for?
DEA Don’t Expect Anything Miscellaneous » Funnies
Latin drug lords, U.S. lawmen, and the war America can’t win
By Elaine Shannon
New York, NY: Viking
The field men began joking that the agency’s initials stood for “Don’t Expect Anything.”
A true story of ambition, savagery, and betrayal
By David McClintick
New York, NY: Pantheon Books
DEA agents called FBI agents “Fucking Blithering Idiots,” “Famous But Incompetent,” “fibbies,” and “feebs” for “feebleminded.” FBI agents called DEA agents “Drunk Every Afternoon” “Don’t Expect Anything,” and “cowboys.”
On Thin Ice
By Susan Andersen
New York, NY: Kensington Pub. Corp.
Small wonder the field men joked the agency’s initials stood for “Don’t Expect Anything.”
My life on the front lines as a woman in the FBI
By Candice DeLong and Elisa Petrini
New York, NY: Hyperion
“DEA— doesn’t that stand for ‘Don’t Expect Anything’? Or is it ‘Drunk Every Afternoon’?”
The DEA agent shot back: “FBI — doesn’t that stand for ‘Famous but Incompetent’?”
DEA: Don’t Expect Anything
Drunk Every Afternoon
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