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

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freedom of speechThe right of citizens to speak, or otherwise communicate, without fear of harm or prosecution.Rate it:

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freedom of speechUsed other than as an idiom: see freedom, speech.Rate it:

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speech is silverspeech is valuable.Rate it:

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speech is silverspeech is deceptive.Rate it:

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to cut a sorry figureFeeling sad for someoneRate it:

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figure outTo come to understand; to discover or find a solution; to deduce.Rate it:

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ballpark figureAn educated guess or estimation within acceptable bounds.Rate it:

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cut a figureTo present an image; to make an impression.Rate it:

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go figureExpresses perplexity, confusion, surprise, or puzzlement.Rate it:

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historical figureA fictional or fabricated person who was was given historical importance in legends and myth.Rate it:

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historical figureA person who lived long ago, usually of some historical note or importance.Rate it:

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please zip your lipA very direct and demanding expression to stop talking immediately. Zipping your lip is snippy, lippy figure of speech.Rate it:

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verbal assaultOral or written speech that creates, or is intended to create, a fear of physical harmRate it:

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the three components of art are : 1. mere catharsis and cathexis, 2. (etc. )Cathexis : 2 major definitions, one being psychoanalytic in nature. Very rarely used in speech or in it's written form. Cathexis : what a fascinating word. Even the sound of it is unusual.Rate it:

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abstract ideaAn idea separated from a complex object, or from other ideas which naturally accompany it; as the solidity of marble when contemplated apart from its color or figure.Rate it:

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aunt sallya figure drawing criticism or ridicule; a straw man.Rate it:

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average upto calculate an average or rough figure.Rate it:

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ballpark estimateA ballpark figure, a very rough approximation.Rate it:

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be on toTo figure out; to realize the truth.Rate it:

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big cheeseA very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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bozo eruptionA remark-usually unscripted-by a politician or other public figure which is especially ill-considered and foolish, and which has negative repercussions for that individual and for his or her affiliated group.Rate it:

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bring down the houseSpawn overwhelming agreement, acceptance, appreciation, applause as a result of a speech, magic act, athletic, dramatic, vocal, jocular or mime offering.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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ceterum censeoA formulaic expression used to end a speech by reinforcing one, often unrelated, major view.Rate it:

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character assassinationa malicious verbal assault designed to damage the reputation of a public figureRate it:

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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.Rate it:

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crunch numbersTo figure; to do the math.Rate it:

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discretion is the better part of valourIt is often wise to refrain from seemingly brave speech or action.1597 Rate it:

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double-tonguedSaying one thing to one person and something different to another; double talking; deceitful in speech.Rate it:

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drop a brickTo commit a faux pas, especially in speech, such as by tactlessly speaking of a subject that should not be mentioned.Rate it:

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frog in your throatA state of Hoarseness, Congestion, Possibly Affecting Clarity Of SpeechRate it:

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get a leg-upFigure of speech. To gain control, manage, acquire, dominate, infinitely analyze.Rate it:

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household nameA very well-known public figure.Rate it:

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if you snooze, you loseA figure of speech, relative to remaining alert in any agenda, active project, or important action.Rate it:

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kiss and cry The publicly viewable enclosure in which figure skaters sit immediately after a performance, while they await and receive the judging results.Rate it:

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let the cat out of the bagA figure of speech relative to someone revealing an important event or secret to the world thereby spoiling the entire thrust of a surprise.Rate it:

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or words to that effectused to indicate a paraphrase or the chance of an error in the details of reported speech.Rate it:

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put two and two togetherTo figure out; to deduce or discern.Rate it:

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run intoTo reach a large figure.Rate it:

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save one's breathTo refrain from speech.Rate it:

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shame, shameI condemn the subject of this speech; Expression of admonishment or disgust at the subject of a speech.Rate it:

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slip of the tongueA mistake in speech.Rate it:

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soft shoeA speech, explanation, sales pitch, or other set of remarks delivered in a restrained or conciliatory manner in order to persuade, distract, or otherwise influence someone.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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wing itTo improvise; to make things up or figure things out as one goes; or to perform with little or no preparation.Rate it:

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