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 11, 2004
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: “Those millennials are always following those celebrities and doing dumb challenges on the Internet. They drank the Kool-Aid.”
by TheRealLaura789 April 18, 2020
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