Talk Turkey


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Talk Turkey

Informal; to speak candidly, especially about a problem or a situation one wishes to resolve. Talking turkey is often necessary in order to conclude any business deal.
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If sitting appealed to me more, I might learn to talk turkey sooner--for those days when the stalking is tough.
When you talk turkey clothing, you're talking camouflage.
Dinner hour, and I sit down to the table with my wife and three small children, ready to talk turkey. Today it is my youngest son's turn for grace, and he starts us off with the sign of the cross.
If Frank Stella tells us next to nothing about the artist's relations with his father, let alone about his art and career, is there any hope that it'll talk turkey about the women in his life?
Even USDA is reluctant to talk turkey about how all that money is spent, providing only general information.
Students eagerly looked at a variety of local advertising, and found turkeys selling appliances, furniture, cars ("Let's talk TURKEY!"), clothing ("no turkeys in this sale!"), legislative projects ("Don't let turkeys fly") and, of course, food ("Save a Turkey.
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