cold turkey

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Jan 30 20:20:52 UTC 2002

I just saw "cold turkey" used in the context of beginning an undertaking
with no preparation, rather than ending a habit or addiction by stopping
abruptly, as I have always seen it used before. If I can find the quote
I'll post it.  Is this a new usage?

-- Mark A. Mandel
   Linguist at Large

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