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See also: cold-turkey
From the goose bumps that people get when they're cold turkey.
- The sudden and complete withdrawal of a dependent substance, especially of a drug
- The physiological effects of such a withdrawal
symptoms of withdrawal
- (idiomatic) Not gradually; all at once. Refers especially to quitting a habit by force of will rather than by a gradual reduction.
- It is difficult, but possible to quit smoking cold turkey.