cold turkey

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The sudden and complete withdrawal of a dependent substance, especially of a drug.

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  • Various explanations; see Cold turkey § Etymology on Wikipedia.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'cold turkey':

cold turkeyThe physiological effects of such a withdrawal.
Cold TurkeyTo quit any habit all of a sudden
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