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talk turkey

Meaning: If you talk turkey, you discuss something seriously, usually to do with business or money.

For example:

  • After the owner had shown him around the apartment, Shane decided it was just what he wanted, so he said, "OK, I'm interested. Let's talk turkey."

  • I started to say something about the deal, but Mr Hamilton said, "Not now, my boy. We never talk turkey at the dinner table."

Quick Quiz:

Before we could talk turkey about the deal, we had to
  1. see the samples
  2. pay the money
  3. go to Turkey

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