I believe the answer to that question, like the answer to most questions, is fuck you.
— Lip
Phillip Ronan "Lip" Gallagher is the second Gallagher child and by far the smartest. He is a straight A student and seems destined for big things. That is, if being a Gallagher with a penchant for breaking hearts and getting in trouble doesn't derail him first. Lip is kicked out of college due to his drinking habits.

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In high school he was a straight-A student. He created various money-making schemes to help the Gallagher clan survive, such as running an ice cream truck that also sold beer and marijuana. He also made money by taking the SATs for fellow students for a fee, but had to stop when he was caught by Professor Hearst, an investigator from the Educational Evaluation Service. After testing Lip in private, Hearst discovers Lip is one of the statistically very rare students capable of achieving a perfect SAT score and offers him an internship at the robotics lab at the University of Chicago, which Lip turns down. Hearst gets Lip in trouble with his past clients by invalidating all of their SAT scores, since they didn't actually take the tests themselves.

Outside the classroom Lip spends much of his time drinking beer and smoking weed and eventually participates in car theft schemes with Jimmy. Lip has a strong bond with Ian and is also the first one to discover that Ian is gay. During the first season of the show, while tutoring Karen Jackson in physics, Lip develops a sexual relationship with her, and soon falls in love with her. Karen though, decides to marry Jody, and gives birth to a baby that is neither Lip's nor Jody's.

Lip then starts a new relationship with Mandy Milkovich. When Mandy discovers Lip doesn't plan on going to college, she considers that he is wasting his potential and his chances for a brighter future. When she secretly applies to colleges on his behalf, he is accepted by MIT, among others. Lip breaks off their relationship when he learns that Mandy hit Karen with her car, an accident that resulted in serious injuries and brain damage, to keep Karen away from him.

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Lip begins courses at the University of Chicago. He struggles to juggle his studies, his job at the cafeteria, and his family life. Amanda helps him and his grades improve.

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Lip has sex with Helene, his professor, and builds a relationship with her.

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Amanda gets her revenge by posting a naked picture of Helene. This causes Helene to get fired. Lip has trouble getting over her until Queenie gives him a foot massage that arouses him. Lip is also friends with an alcoholic teacher named Professor Youens until he starts drinking and Youens starts taking advantage of him. After this, Lip continues drinking and smashes up Youens' car out of rage. Lip gets arrested but is bailed out by Professor Youens who takes pity on him and tells him he's been expelled. Youens takes Lip to rehab and sets him up with a job for when he gets out.

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Lip is sober as well as an intern at a sketchy company that is soon shut down. He then gets a job a Patsy's Pies working for Fiona. He then meets a girl named Sierra who also starts working for Fiona, they begin to become friends with benefits but soon turn into more. Youens then tries to convince Lip to go back to college, Lip agrees to go and testify to get a position back in the college but is denied because of his previous actions, and proceeded to start drinking again and has a fight with Sierra's ex-boyfriend. Sierra then tells Lip she can't see him anymore. Lip goes on a few benders and ends up breaking into Helene's house whilst drunk, she proceeds to tell him to sort himself out.

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At Brad's wedding Lip and the maid of honor (Tami) hook up. After the wedding, Lip tries asking out Tami but fails. Tami ends up calling Lp jabby because she claimed the sex was to jabby. Later in the season Lip and Tami end up together. Lip ends up becoming a sponsor to Jason. But, Jason slips up after being 99 days sober because of Fiona. When Lip comes homes after talking to Jason he kicks Fiona out of the house. Then, Lip finds out that Tami is pregnant with his child and at the end she decides to keep the baby after all.

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Lip Gallagher
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