drink the Kool-Aid

become a set and strong believer in something; accept a philosophy or concept in a devoted and heartily manner or follow someone blindly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drink the Kool-Aid — v. To become a firm believer in something; to accept an argument or philosophy wholeheartedly or blindly. Example Citation: One top executive named McMahon, the treasurer, was known for going around the company after he met with Skilling, Lay,… …   New words

  • drink the Kool-Aid — verb To participate blindly and eagerly in something considered inferior or harmful. Netscape, while willing to drink the open source Kool Aid, realized there were other important issues in the commercial sector …   Wiktionary

  • Drinking the Kool-Aid — For the Veronica Mars episode, see Drinking the Kool Aid (Veronica Mars). Drinking the Kool Aid is a metaphor, used in the United States and Canada, that means to become an unquestioning believer in some ideology, or to accept an argument or… …   Wikipedia

  • drinking the Kool-Aid — v. phrase A rather tasteless reference to the Jonestown massacre of 1978, drink the Kool Aid means to accept something fully and [oftentimes] blindly …   Business English jargon and slang

  • Kool-Aid — This article is about the flavored drink mix. For the album by Big Audio Dynamite II see Kool Aid (album). Kool Aid Type Drink mix and Pouched Beverage Owner Kraft Foods Country …   Wikipedia

  • Kool-Aid — Bâtiment où fut inventé le Kool Aid Kool Aid est une marque d un mélange de boissons artificiellement aromatisées appartenant à la société Kraft Foods. Sommaire 1 Invention et production …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kool Aid — /ˈkul eɪd/ (say koohl ayd) phrase drink the Kool Aid, Colloquial to accept unquestioningly an opinion, proposal, etc. {refers to the Jonestown massacre (see Jonestown) where the cult followers were given Kool Aid (a US brand of soft drink) laced… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kool-Aid Man — is the mascot for Kool Aid, a popular drink mix. The character has appeared on television and print advertising as a fun loving gigantic pitcher, filled with red Kool Aid and marked with a fingerpainted smiley face. He is typically featured… …   Wikipedia

  • Kool-Aid — es la marca de una mezcla en polvo saborizada para preparar bebidas, que pertenece a la compañía Kraft Foods.[1] Inventada en 1927 por Edwin Perkins, es conocida como el refresco oficial de Nebraska.[2] Contenido 1 Invento y producción …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kool-Aid — trademark a type of powder that you mix with water and sugar to make a cold drink. Kool Aid is sold in the US, and is drunk especially by children ▪ grape Kool Aid …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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