talk turkey
phrasal to speak frankly or bluntly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • talk turkey — {v. phr.}, {informal} To talk about something in a really businesslike way; talk with the aim of getting things done. * /Charles said, Now, let s talk turkey about the bus trip. The fact is, it will cost each student $1.50. / * /The father always …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk turkey — {v. phr.}, {informal} To talk about something in a really businesslike way; talk with the aim of getting things done. * /Charles said, Now, let s talk turkey about the bus trip. The fact is, it will cost each student $1.50. / * /The father always …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk turkey — US INFORMAL ► to discuss something in a direct way without avoiding difficult issues: »Few politicians are willing to talk turkey about immigration. Main Entry: ↑talk …   Financial and business terms

  • talk turkey — When people talk turkey, they discuss something frankly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • talk turkey — ► talk turkey N. Amer. informal talk frankly and openly. Main Entry: ↑turkey …   English terms dictionary

  • talk turkey — verb discuss frankly, often in a business context • Hypernyms: ↑talk, ↑speak • Verb Frames: Somebody s Sam and Sue talk turkey Sam wants to talk turkey with Sue * * * talk turkey see under ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk turkey — tv. to talk serious business; to talk frankly. □ We’ve got to sit down and talk turkey get this thing wrapped up. □ It’s time to talk turkey and quit messing around …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • talk\ turkey — v. phr. informal To talk about something in a really businesslike way; talk with the aim of getting things done. Charles said, Now, let s talk turkey about the bus trip. the fact is, it will cost each student $1.50. The father always spoke gently …   Словарь американских идиом

  • talk turkey — discuss seriously Now you re talking turkey so let s finish and go home. Digest 16/2002 to talk seriously, usually about a business deal I was ready to get serious about making an offer for the car. I was ready to talk turkey. Similar to: get… …   Idioms and examples

  • talk turkey — verb To talk or negotiate plainly, frankly, or seriously. An Erie car loaded with live turkeys . . . was delivered to the New York and New England Railroad yesterday. . . . This first cargo is symbolical of the fact that they will be able… …   Wiktionary

  • talk turkey — discuss a fair deal, negotiate seriously    If the owner really wants to sell, he ll talk turkey …   English idioms

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