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cold turkey

noun [U] uk   us   slang
the period of extreme suffering which comes immediately after a person has stopped taking a drug on which they depend: Six years ago she went cold turkey on (= stopped completely) a three-pack-a-day smoking habit.
Translations of “cold turkey”
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然戒毒時的痛苦…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然戒毒时的痛苦…
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