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Kool-Aid

[kool-eyd]
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Trademark.
  1. a brand name for a powdered mix used to make a sugary, fruit-flavored drink.
noun
  1. a drink made from this mix.
Idioms
  1. 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 of Kool-Aid

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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  • Death Waits was a good kid, but he was a serious imbiber of the kool-aid.

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    Cory Doctorow