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a picture paints a thousand wordsA visualisation is a better description than a verbal description.1971, David Gates (of Bread), If, from Manna album:If a picture paints a thousand wordsThen why can't I paint you;The words will never showThe you I've come to know.1989, Alan Kay, quoted in K?o-tung Huang, Timothy D. Huang, Introduction to Chinese, Japanese and Korean Computing, World Scientific, ISBN 9971506645, p. 9:Most human beings, no matter how familiar they are with abstract symbols, respond to voice and images better than written language. In other words, A picture paints a thousand words.2006, Paul Shakespeare, Building a Dune Buggy: The Essential Manual, ISBN 1904788734, p. 52:See accompanying diagram: a picture paints a thousand words, and all that!
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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!"
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pardon my frenchPlease excuse my swearing or bad language.
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double dutchA language game akin to pig Latin.
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double dutchIncomprehensible language.
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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.
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false friendA word in a foreign language bearing a deceptive resemblance to a word in one's own language.
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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.
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in dutchWritten or spoken in the dutch language.
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mouth of a sailorThe characteristic of regularly using vulgar language, especially strong profanities; a person having this characteristic.
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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.
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potty mouthThe characteristic of regularly using vulgar language, especially strong profanities; a person having this characteristic.
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quote unquoteEmphasizes the following word or phrase for irony, as used almost exclusively in spoken language.
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rip and roarReact With Violent Body Language As Well As Strong Verbal Rejection, "Booo!"
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spannerA stupid or unintelligent person; one prone to making mistakes, especially in language.
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talk dirtyTo use profane language, especially sexual vulgarities for the purpose of arousal.
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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.
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tin earInsensitivity to and inability to appreciate the elements of performed music or the rhythm, elegance, or nuances of language.
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turn the air blueTo speak a stream of bad language; to curse and swear.
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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.
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watch one's mouthTo be careful about what one says, especially with regard to disrespectful or profane language.
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