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What's the origin?

Posted by ESC on January 30, 2000

In Reply to: What's the origin? posted by Vincent Jackson on January 30, 2000

: Does anyone actually know the origin of the popular phrase "Stop Cold Turkey"? I know it is used to mean a sudden and complete stop, as to "Stop smoking cold turkey" or to "Stop eating red meat cold turkey," but I don't know how and when it was started. Any guesses?