drink the Kool-Aid definition, drink the Kool-Aid meaning | English dictionary

drink the Kool-Aid exp.
blindly believe in smth.; embrace an idea/practice without questioning it.
from the mass-suicide led by People Temple organization leader in 1978, who asked his followers to drink poisoned Kool-Aid juice.

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uncritically accepting smth


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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
après la poire, il faut boire
à petit manger bien boire
c'est signe de pluie quand les nivelles boivent
bar or counter where drinks are served without limitation after paying a fixed fee
boire quelque chose dans (une tasse)
on ne saurait faire boire un âne s'il n'a pas soif
d'un âne qui ne veut pas boire on ne peut abaisser la tête
creuse le puits d'un jour lointain, pour y boire un autre jour
culture générale il faut préparer son avenir
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      vb   , drinks, drinking, drank   , drunk  
1    to swallow (a liquid); imbibe  
2    tr   to take in or soak up (liquid); absorb  
this plant drinks a lot of water     
3    tr; usually foll by: in   to pay close attention (to); be fascinated (by)  
he drank in the speaker's every word     
4    tr   to bring (oneself into a certain condition) by consuming alcohol  
5    tr; often foll by: away   to dispose of or ruin by excessive expenditure on alcohol  
he drank away his fortune     
6    intr   to consume alcohol, esp. to excess  
7    when intr, foll by: to   to drink (a toast) in celebration, honour, or hope (of)  
8    drink (someone) under the table   to be able to drink more intoxicating beverage than (someone)  
9    drink the health of   to salute or celebrate with a toast  
10    drink with the flies     (Austral)  
informal   to drink alone  
11    liquid suitable for drinking; any beverage  
12    alcohol or its habitual or excessive consumption  
13    a portion of liquid for drinking; draught  
14    the drink  
Informal   the sea  
     (Old English drincan; related to Old Frisian drinka, Gothic drigkan, Old High German trinkan)  
  drinkable      adj  

cool drink  
      n     (S. African)   any soft drink  
      n   modifier   of or relating to driving a car after drinking alcohol  
drink-driving offences, drink-driving campaign     
soft drink  
      n   a nonalcoholic drink, usually cold  
strong drink  
      n   alcoholic drink  
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