cold turkey

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cold turkey

Slang
n.
Immediate, complete withdrawal from something on which one has become dependent, such as an addictive drug.
adv.
1. Immediately and without gradual reduction of use: quit smoking cold turkey.
2. Frankly or directly; without mincing words: spoke to her staff cold turkey about the likelihood of layoffs.
Substance abuse American slang for the acute opiate withdrawal syndrome, usually referring to heroin. Cf Cold Turkey Method.