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Go cold turkey !!!
Steve No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to quit smoking. I've tried nicotine patches and gum, but I've never been able to cut down on my smoking for some reason. You were a heavy smoker, Josh. How did you kick the habit.
Josh I'd say it's a matter of will power. A lot of people use smoking as a coping mechanism for their moods. Nicotine is a drug that provides instant gratification once you inhale, it's delivered to the brain in a matter of seconds. You need to think twice before you light up.
Steve In my case, I crave a cigarette whenever I feel stressed out. Do you think I should throw away my cigs and go cold turkey ?
Josh That's a thought. Just do it. Never underestimate the power of the mind.
Explanation :
 

Go cold turkey - the period of extreme suffering which comes immediately after a person has stopped taking a drug on which they depend

 
Example : Six years ago she went cold turkey on (= stopped completely) a three-pack-a-day smoking habit.
 
 
 

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The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

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See the work through

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This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

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I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

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Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

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Production lead time

In no time

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Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

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Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

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