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    Default another connotation of "cold turkey"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    “Sam” I said, “I don’t know where to find anybody who would put money into a play that’s already a cold turkey.” (Caldwell’s “Call It Experience”)

    cold turkey = easy booty/ quarry, something which is on the brink of ruin

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    Default Re: another connotation of "cold turkey"

    It doesn't sound like easy booty/quarry to me, both of which would imply the ability to make money from them. It just sounds like a dead play that atrtracting no audience, so it would be investing in a failure IMO.

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