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Guy 1: That new substitute is soo cool!
Guy 2: Man, quit drinking the kool aid. :-/
by CM Oreo June 05, 2004
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A reference to the 1978 cult mass-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Jim Jones, the leader of the People's Temple, convinced his followers to move to Jonestown. It is also a motif for the dark-side of 60s radicalism namely, or more broadly, any type of religious or political movement. That is because the Jim Jones movement was rooted in the radicalism of the 60s counterculture, where "Kool-Aid" became a motif between the Acid Tests of the Merry Pranksters that began in Soquel of Santa Cruz as chronicled by Tom Wolfe in, "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Tests," and the poisoned Kool-Aid that the followers of JIm Jones either drank voluntarily, or were coerced at gunpoint into drinking.

Yet, drinking the Kool-Aid usually refers to people who blindly accept the "truths" of charismatic charlatans that have alternate agendas, which can lead their followers to physical, emotional, or financial harm and even death. It's often assumed that people who drink the Kool-Aid are stupid or uneducated, when in fact many people who drink the Kool-Aid can be intelligent and educated but likely lack an inner identity and are mentally weak or overly trusting from a history of deliberate abuse that is psychological, emotional, sexual, or physical. That is why people who drink the Kool-Aid are often very confused and afraid to alienate anyone with what they believe, and so, they are led to want for everyone to be friends.
Drinking the Kool-Aid doesn't mean that friendships are bad, but that people who drink the Kool-Aid lacked discernment in who they got involved or connected with--likely because predatory people offered them hope of getting their life back together. Drinking the Kool-Aid usually refers to well-known religious leaders like Jim Jones and David Koresh, but should also include lesser-known religious leaders, who can be more subversively destructive to relationships and general well-being.
by Rosebud1776 February 26, 2017
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To blindly follow and support a cause, sports team, religion, protest, political figure, etc. without first looking into it or researching it
Example 1:
Mike: So who did you vote for in this past presidential election??

Jim: I voted for Obama!!

Mike: Why? Was it his promise for change? His economic policies?

Jim: Huh? ohhh no I just did it because everyone else did.

Mike: Jim..dude, stop drinking the kool-aid.

Example 2:

Roxanne: Brian, I've noticed you go to church quite a bit lately, how come??

Brian: Ohhh Roxanne its simple really, if you don't go to church people won't like you.

Roxanne: You know nothing about religion do you? Not one thing...Lemme guess your doing it because you just want people to look at you in a good way?

Brian: Nope not one thing and yup pretty much

Roxanne: Brian.....Stop drinking the kool-aid

Example 3:

Max: Ohhhh my god, why does ESPN always have to talk about Charlie Weis and Notre Dame!?!?!?

Jack: Well he is a decent coach and they are a good team?

Max: Since when?? Weis sucks as a coach and Notre Dame is overrated due to their schedule and pure talent

Jack: Well ESPN says they're good

Max: Stop drinking the kool-aid , get off the bandwagonand take off those rose colored glasses.
by Dennys menus September 25, 2009
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Assimilate into the upper eschelons of corporate culture, at the expense of your soul.
Jack is really trying to get ahead at work. He doesn't hang out with the rest of the slackers, any more. I think he's been drinking the kool-aid.
by Duh!Vinci August 24, 2006
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A idiomatic phrase that refers to an unsubstantiated but strongly argued opinion that is rejected outright as being held by a person or persons that is under the effect of a hallucinogenic drug. Kool-Aid spiked with LSD is the root from where this late 1960’s early 1970’s phrase originated.
If you think that the president will be impeached because of his inappropriate activities with women, then you’ve been drinking the kool-aid.
by BB2DP May 25, 2018
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