, pub-0418880821635173, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 World of Proverbs: Going cold turkey. ~ Medical Catchphrase [13021]

Going cold turkey.
~ Medical Catchphrase [13021]

The term "talking cold turkey" is synonymous with blunt, frank, no-nonsense discussion and "cold turkey" means "plain truth." "Going cold turkey" is a medical variation referring to a treatment method for drug addiction. The method involves compete withdrawal from the substance in question, often resulting in severe mental, physical, and emotional reactions.

John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band describe what the experience is like: