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private languageUsed other than as an idiom: see private, language.Rate it:

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private languageA language which expresses one's inner thoughts, feelings, or experiences but which cannot be used for communication, since it is known to and understandable by only one person-the existence of which was famously argued by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to be impossible.Rate it:

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speak someone's languageTo talk about concerns, feelings, ideas, etc. which someone understands well and can relate to intimately.Rate it:

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Man On The Roof!Depression Daze "Warning" in a Social Gathering or 'Knot of Male Conversationalists' of proximity of A Lady Within Earshot, So "Watch Your Filthy Language!"Rate it:

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pardon my frenchPlease excuse my swearing or bad language.Rate it:

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are you for real?Statements, actions. Body language, past history create an image of an individual in a particular situation.Rate it:

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boomshankaA wish of happiness. Purportedly a literal translation (from an unknown language) is, "May the seed of your loin be fruitful in the belly of your woman"Rate it:

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carry oneselfTo behave, especially with respect to how one's speech, body language, facial expressions, and grooming convey one's opinion concerning oneself.Rate it:

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double dutchA language game akin to pig Latin.Rate it:

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double dutchIncomprehensible language.Rate it:

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dumb downTo convey some subject matter in simple terms, avoiding technical or academic language, especially in a way that is considered condescending.Rate it:

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false friendA word in a foreign language bearing a deceptive resemblance to a word in one's own language.Rate it:

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figure of speechA word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.Rate it:

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fresh off the boatNewly arrived from a foreign place, especially as an immigrant who is still unfamiliar with the customs and language of his or her new environment.Rate it:

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grammar NaziA person who habitually corrects or criticizes the language usage of others.Rate it:

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high as a kiteA person's internal condition of jubilation, enthusiasm, expectation, apprehension, obvious to others from the person's body language, verbal expressions, demeanor.Rate it:

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in dutchWritten or spoken in the dutch language.Rate it:

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mouth of a sailorThe characteristic of regularly using vulgar language, especially strong profanities; a person having this characteristic.Rate it:

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nose in the airThe body language most of us have experienced when a friend passes you in public and with head tilted back and nose in the air gives you a first class snub!Rate it:

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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.Rate it:

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potty mouthThe characteristic of regularly using vulgar language, especially strong profanities; a person having this characteristic.Rate it:

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quote unquoteEmphasizes the following word or phrase for irony, as used almost exclusively in spoken language.Rate it:

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read like a bookTo be able to discern someone's thoughts from his or her body language or other behavior.Rate it:

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rip and roarReact With Violent Body Language As Well As Strong Verbal Rejection, "Booo!"Rate it:

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sideways glanceA silent, somewhat disapproving look from someone with body language to boot, which causes one to be somewhat uncomfortable and a bit in wonderment.Rate it:

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simple EnglishConstructed language created by Charles Kay Ogden which only contains a small number of wordsRate it:

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simple EnglishControlled language originally developed for aerospace industry maintenance manualsRate it:

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spannerA stupid or unintelligent person; one prone to making mistakes, especially in language.Rate it:

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talk dirtyTo use profane language, especially sexual vulgarities for the purpose of arousal.Rate it:

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talk like an apothecaryTo use hard or gallipot words: from the assumed gravity and affectation of knowledge generally put on by the gentlemen of this profession, who are commonly as superficial in their learning as they are pedantic in their language.Rate it:

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tin earInsensitivity to and inability to appreciate the elements of performed music or the rhythm, elegance, or nuances of language.Rate it:

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turn the air blueTo speak a stream of bad language; to curse and swear.Rate it:

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vamp or a trampAn individual of dual presence in manner of dress, demeanor, speech, body language.Rate it:

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watch one's mouthIn the imperative form, used as a warning to avoid or stop using inappropriate language, especially profanity, or disrespectful utterances.Rate it:

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watch one's mouthTo be careful about what one says, especially with regard to disrespectful or profane language.Rate it:

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words of one syllableSimple, clear, straightforward language; blunt language.Rate it:

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your objection is simply 'a smoke screen':Your response does not in any manner address the subject of the discussion, rather presents language designed to 'cover-up', disguise, deny existence of the problem, insert dissimilar subject matter to defer focus on the actual subject at hand!Rate it:

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