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cold turkey

cold turkey

 
pronunciation:
kold tuhr ki
parts of speech:
noun, adverb
part of speech: noun
definition: (informal) abrupt and total withdrawal from using an addictive substance such as a drug or tobacco.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: abruptly and totally.
He quit heroin cold turkey.
definition 2: without preparation.
She gave her sales pitch cold turkey.