cold turkey v.
to subject oneself or another addict (usu. a heroin user) to cold turkey n. (1)
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 244: You gonna cold-turkey it!|
|Gentleman Junkie 22: He had started to ‘cold turkey’ a cure.‘Gentleman Junkie’ in|
|Harper’s Bazaar Apr. 124B: If you are not cold-turkeying, try to figure out which cigarettes are most important to you.|
|Iced 200: I was in a foul mood from having to cold turkey my cocaine addiction.|
|Sheepshagger 138: Spew down-a front of yewer fuckin shirt screamin at-a passers-by cos ey wouldn’t lend yew any fuckin money. Cold turkeyin like.|