HyperDic: cold_turkey

English > 2 senses of the expression cold turkey:
NOUNcommunicationcold turkeya blunt expression of views
actcold turkeycomplete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent
English > cold turkey: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA blunt expression of views.
Example"I told him cold turkey"
Broaderexpression, verbal expression, verbalismThe communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
Spanishcara de palo
English > cold turkey: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningcomplete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent.
Examples
  • "he quit smoking cold turkey"
  • "she quit her job cold turkey"
Broaderwithdrawal, drug withdrawalThe termination of drug taking

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