Monday 25 June 2007

Phrase of the Day 104: 'cold turkey'

"to go cold turkey"

definition: to quit something abruptly. (usually some type of drug)


example: You will not lose weight until you give up chocolate - I suggest you go cold turkey.

origin: The expression originates from the goose bumps and palor which accompany withdrawal from narcotics or tobacco. One's skin resembles that of a plucked, cold turkey.

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