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Drawn from the mass suicide of 914 followers of cult leader Jim Jones in 1978 by drinking Flavor-Aid laced with cyanide (known as the "Jonestown Massacre"). Someone who "Drank the Kool-Aid" has so bought into their leader's vision or cause they will blindly follow to their own doom.
Other companies adapted and were successful. However, James continued to believe his bosses were right not to adapt--even after the company had to file for bankruptcy. James really "drank the Kool-Aid".
by Kevin November 10, 2004
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A method of guessing on a multiple choice test that involves looking at the position of the second hand. If the hand is between 12 and 3 the guess is A. If the hand is between 3 and 6 the guess is B. Between 6 and 9 guess C. Between 9 and 12 guess D.
I passed my test! Thanks to the Clock Method
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to make an unbreakable commitment. Inspired by the Jonestown Masaccre.
"Hey, you guys wanna go with us to Jamaica?" "Can't- we already drank the kool aid on those tickets to Saskatchewan"
by JayDoz November 22, 2005
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Term to define someone who blindly follows authority or someone else without really thinking about the consequences. This definition was inspired by the Jonestown massacre that killed over 900 people. Fun fact: Jonestown was the biggest American tragedy prior to 9/11.
Boomers: β€œThose millennials are always following those celebrities and doing dumb challenges on the Internet. They drank the Kool-Aid.”
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