Idiom of the Week: Quit Something Cold Turkey

Meaning: To suddenly, totally stop a bad habit, usually referring to an addiction.

Examples:

I quit smoking cold turkey ten years ago and I haven’t had a cigarette since.

Some say the best way to quit drinking alcohol is cold turkey, but some say you need to drink less and less or else you’ll get very sick.

That’s it! No more Facebook! I’m quitting cold turkey!

Pop Quiz:

Which is a good example of quitting cold turkey?

A.  To decide to maybe quit drinking beer sometime in the future.

B.  To drink fewer and fewer cans of beer a week until you reach zero.

C.  To totally stop drinking beer right now.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is C. Quitting cold turkey means totally quitting right away. So if you have any bad habits (and I know you do), quit cold turkeyright now, this very second!

Advertisements
Tagged

One thought on “Idiom of the Week: Quit Something Cold Turkey

  1. Pman says:

    This idiom is a good one. “quit [somethng] cold turkey”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: