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talk turkey

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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

a. see the samples

b. pay the money

c. go to Turkey
a) see the samples b) pay the money c) go to Turkey
talk turkey

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Contributor: Matt Errey