Kool-Aid

Kool-Aid

[kool-eyd]
Trademark.
1.
a brand name for a powdered mix used to make a sugary, fruit-flavored drink.
noun
2.
a drink made from this mix.
Idioms
3.
drink the Kool-Aid, to support or believe in something in a blindly enthusiastic way: A level-headed reporter, he didn’t drink the Kool-Aid on the tax issue.

Origin:
def 3 in reference to the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, in which a cult leader supposedly convinced followers to drink a poisoned beverage

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