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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.
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Sometimes, we need to do things cold turkey to make us resolutely determined in our journey to follow Christ.
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After your three-day cold turkey session, you can enjoy unlimited servings on high-carb but non-starchy vegetables such as green beans, onions, eggplant, asparagus, broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, and more.
"Even a brief conversation with their healthcare professional or local stop smoking service can increase their chances of success by up to four times, compared to going cold turkey.
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Feeling sorry for those doing cold turkey, Jones eventually gave in and, using a measuring cup, "dealt" the methadone to two patients, although he did not get paid for what he gave to them.
Only those who went cold turkey on coffee showed a significant change--a drop--in two key indicators, Christensen's team reports in the September AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION.
Another way of quitting smoking is the cold turkey way which means you have to abruptly and completely stop taking the drug you are addicted to.
EVIL DEAD (18)DAVID (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore) and friends Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) and Olivia (Jessica Lucas) are cocooned in a rundown log cabin to support David's little sister, Mia (Jane Levy), as she goes cold turkey to kick her drug habit.
"Even a brief conversation with their healthcare professional or stop smoking service can increase their chances of success by up to four times, compared to going 'cold turkey'."
The team will be holding an all-day awareness event at the Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle on January 15, offering shoppers free and confidential information and advice on how to quit smoking without "going cold turkey".
The report has been carried out by Pfizer Limited, who have launched a Don't Go Cold Turkey campaign, having discovered that going 'cold turkey' is the most popular method Tynesiders use in their bid to quit smoking.