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speak toAddress the Topic, List Salient Features, Point-Up the Pros And Cons, Designate The Budgetary Requirements,, Focus On This Aspect, Delineate Definite Dangers
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speak outTo assert or promote one's opinion; to make one's thoughts known.
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speak toTo give evidence regarding something; to attest for.
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speak toTo resonate with, to strike a chord in.
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speak upTo talk more loudly or plainly.
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speak forTo speak on somebody's behalf.
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speak upTo make oneself or one's opinions known; to advocate or assert oneself.
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speak forTo claim, reserve, or occupy.
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speak toTo address a particular topic.
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speak volumesTo express more than one actually said.
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speak volumesTo extend beyond the immediate topic under discussion.
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speak for oneselfExpressing disagreement with an opinion expressed by another.
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speak for oneselfTo provide an opinion only on one's own behalf.
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speak one's mindTo state one's thoughts or opinions honestly or frankly.
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speak someone's languageTo talk about concerns, feelings, ideas, etc. which someone understands well and can relate to intimately.
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speak of the devilAn expression sometimes used when a person mentioned in the current conversation happens to arrive on the scene.
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speak with a forked tongueTo speak deceptively; to be duplicitous or untruthful.
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actions speak louder than wordsIt is more effective to act directly than to speak of action.
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speak of the devil and he shall appearAlternative form of speak of the devil.
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speak softly and carry a big stickDo not boast or utter verbal threats, but do make others aware that you are prepared to use physical force if necessary.
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speak now or forever hold your peaceSay something now or don't say anything at all.
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speak of the devil and he appearsAlternative form of speak of the devil.
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three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.avoid all evil in every form
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call a spade a spadeTo speak the truth; to say things as they really are.
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pipe upTo speak up.
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hit onTo flirt with; to approach and speak to (someone), seeking romance, love, sex, etc.
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a closed mouth gathers no feetOne who does not speak can be certain he won't say anything embarrassing.
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a dumb priest never got a parish(Irish) Those who fail to speak up fail to get what they want.
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blow smokeTo speak with a lack of credibility, sense, purpose, or truth; to speak nonsense.
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cite chapter and verseTo speak authoritatively, providing detailed factual information.
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dress down1) Wear casual or work clothing, informal clothes: 2) Speak To Someone In a Desultory Tone, A Commanding, Analytical, Superior, Critiquing Manner; . . . . . {Tell Someone 'OFF' }
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flap one's gumsTo speak idly; to talk without effect.
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freedom of speechThe right of citizens to speak, or otherwise communicate, without fear of harm or prosecution.
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get ahead of oneselfTo speak or write in a manner in which one makes points out of logical or chronological sequence.
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give somebody what-forTo admonish or berate; to speak angrily at somebody.
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give someone what-forTo admonish or berate; to speak angrily at somebody.
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have a wordTo speak to someone in private, often with a negative implication.
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have a word withTo talk or speak with.
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have the floorTo have permission or time to speak, especially in a formal situation.
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have wordsTo speak sternly, angrily, or in an argumentative manner to.
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in vino veritasdrunken folks speak truth, one tells the truth under the influence of alcohol
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libel chillUneasiness or unwillingness to speak publicly or to write about a matter, as a result of the threat or suggestion of legal action should one do so.
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man of few wordsA man who doesn't speak much, or speaks only for a short period of time.
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open one's big mouthTo speak about things, when it would be better to stay silent.
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plead the fifthTo refuse to answer a question, or refuse to speak, especially when the response would reflect badly on the speaker.
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put one's cards on the tableTo reveal one's true intentions, beliefs, feelings, or other previously concealed facts about one's situation; to speak frankly.
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scream loudestTo complain or speak up with more intensity than others, especially in relation to a trivial matter.
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spit it outTo overcome reluctance to say something particular or to speak in general.
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spit nailsTo speak or sputter in a very angry manner.
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talk a mile a minuteTo speak quickly or excessively.
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