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"cold turkey" in British English

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cold turkeynoun [U]

uk   us   slang
the ​period of ​extremesuffering that comes ​immediately after a ​person has ​stopped taking a ​drug on which they ​depend: Six ​years ago she wentcoldturkey on (= ​stoppedcompletely) a three-pack-a-day ​smokinghabit.
(Definition of cold turkey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cold turkey" in American English

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cold turkey

suddenly and ​completely: She ​decided to ​stopdrinkingcoffee 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)
Translations of “cold turkey”
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然戒毒时的痛苦…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然戒毒時的痛苦…
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