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Immediate, complete withdrawal from something on which one has become dependent, such as an addictive drug.
1. Immediately and without gradual reduction of use: quit smoking cold turkey.
2. Frankly or directly; without mincing words: spoke to her staff cold turkey about the likelihood of layoffs.
[Probably from the serving of cold roast turkey as a dish needing no preparation .]
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1. (Recreational Drugs) slang a method of curing drug addiction by abrupt withdrawal of all doses
2. (Recreational Drugs) the withdrawal symptoms, esp nausea and shivering, brought on by this method
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1. abrupt and complete withdrawal from the use of an addictive substance, esp. a narcotic drug or nicotine.adv.
2. abruptly and completely: to withdraw cold turkey from a drug.
3. without preparation; impromptu.
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|Noun||1.||cold turkey - a blunt expression of views; "I told him cold turkey"|
|2.||cold turkey - 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"|
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cold turkeyn (fam) to go cold turkey → avere la scimmia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
cold turkeyadv (fam) de golpe, abruptamente y sin ayuda (refiriéndose a la suspensión de un hábito o de una adicción)
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