cold turkey

Primary Meanings of cold turkey

1.
n
complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent
2.
n
a blunt expression of views
Full Definitions of cold turkey
1

n complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent

“he quit smoking cold turkey
“she quit her job cold turkey
Type of:
drug withdrawal, withdrawal
the termination of drug taking
2

n a blunt expression of views

“I told him cold turkey
Type of:
expression, verbal expression, verbalism
the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions

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