Idiom: to be a turkey
John: I can’t find my laptop. I hope I didn’t lose it or get it stolen.
Eli: Oh yeah! I forgot to tell you, Kazu borrowed your laptop this morning. He said he would have it back to you before class. His broke and he had to find a way to take notes in class.
John: He’s such a turkey! He can’t just take things without asking. I have early class today. He clearly didn’t think about that.
Eli: That’s a bit harsh. I don’t think Kazu was trying to upset you.
John: Who’s the turkey that suggested he do that?
Eli: I guess that would be me. Sorry dude.
Meaning: To be a turkey is an expression used when someone is trying to call someone thoughtless or even a fool. It’s not a nice thing to say, but it’s used commonly to avoid using stronger or more profane language.
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