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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 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 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 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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give somebody what-forTo admonish or berate; to speak angrily at somebody.
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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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in vino veritasdrunken folks speak truth, one tells the truth under the influence of alcohol
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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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spit it outTo overcome reluctance to say something particular or to speak in general.
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talk a mile a minuteTo speak quickly or excessively.
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talk downTo speak condescendingly or as though the listener is inferior.
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talk downTo speak condescendingly or as though the listener is inferior.
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talk of the devilAlternative form of speak of the devil.
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talk out one's assTo speak authoritatively on a subject which one actually knows little about; to exaggerate.
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talk the talkSpeak like an expert, claim to be knowledgeable about something.
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talk through one's hatTo speak lacking expertise, authority, or knowledge; to invent or fabricate facts.
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tell offTo speak to someone rudely, disrespectfully or angrily; to berate; to unleash one's fury verbally towards someone.
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tell the truthTo speak frankly.
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tongue-tiedUnable to speak; at a loss for words.
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turn the air blueTo speak a stream of bad language; to curse and swear.
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waste breathTo speak in a manner which is needless or futile; in discussion or argument to make points which are not appreciated or heeded.
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whistle in the darkTo speak of something despite having little knowledge of it.
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