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English definition of “cold turkey”

cold turkey

suddenly and completely: She decided to stop drinking coffee and quit cold turkey. Note: Used to talk about stopping a habit, esp. one that you are dependent on.
(Definition of cold turkey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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