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Cold turkey

Origin of Phrases - C

 

Cold turkey

Meaning: To quit something abruptly.

 

Example: You will not lose weight until you give up chocolate, and 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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