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talk turkey

Definition of talk turkey

chiefly US informal

  1. :  to speak with someone in a plain, clear, or honest way <It's time to talk turkey about the problems in our relationship.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to deliver or express in speech :  utter

    :  to make the subject of conversation or discourse :  discuss

    :  to influence, affect, or cause by talking

  1. :  the act or an instance of talking :  speech

    :  a way of speaking :  language

    :  pointless or fruitless discussion :  verbiage

  1. :  a large North American gallinaceous bird (Meleagris gallopavo) that is domesticated in most parts of the world

    :  failure, flop

    :  a theatrical production that has failed

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