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Drink the Kool-Aid®

DEFINITION

Trust in a bad idea from someone else. Knowingly committing suicide. (Made famous by the mass suicide using a kool-aid type drink laced with arsenic at Jim Jones’ religious cult community, 1978)

 “The political party would not compromise ,even when they knew it was a mistake; they drank the President’s Kool aid.”     

 

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