Do you know the phrase “cold turkey“?
Can you guess the meaning?
A: Has Ben stopped smoking yet?
B: Yes, he gave up cold turkey on 1st January.
A: Cold turkey? That’s great!
B: Yes, but he said it was hard. He really wanted to smoke for about a month after!
A: I want to stop drinking alcohol, but it’s hard to quit. My friend said I should give up cold turkey.
B: I don’t think that’s a good idea. I think it’s better to cut down gradually.
A: I think so too. I’m going to try to drink less every week.
Question: Cold turkey means:
a) a frozen bird
b) quit something for someone else
c) quit something immediately (without cutting down gradually)
d) quit something for a short time, then start again soon after
The answer is below! ↓
Answer: c) quit something (usually smoking, drinking etc.) immediately, without cutting down gradually