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Abrupt way to stop using Christmas leftovers? (4,6)


I believe the answer is:

cold turkey

'abrupt way to stop' is the definition.
(as in going cold turkey when quitting drugs)

I can't explain the rest of the clue.

(Other definitions for cold turkey that I've seen before include "Quick way to come off horse" , "When horse perhaps barred" , "Depression" , "result of stopping drugs" , "Cure" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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