- by abruptly and totally withdrawing from an addiction to drugs, tobacco, etc.
- in a frank, blunt, or matter-of-fact way: to talk cold turkey about our chances
- without preparation or preliminaries
See cold turkey in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Immediate, complete withdrawal from something on which one has become dependent, such as an addictive drug.
- Blunt language or procedural method.
- A cold fish.
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