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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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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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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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speak outTo assert or promote one's opinion; to make one's thoughts known.Rate it:

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speak toTo give evidence regarding something; to attest for.Rate it:

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speak toTo resonate with, to strike a chord in.Rate it:

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speak upTo talk more loudly or plainly.Rate it:

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speak forTo speak on somebody's behalf.Rate it:

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speak upTo make oneself or one's opinions known; to advocate or assert oneself.Rate it:

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actions speak louder than wordsIt is more effective to act directly than to speak of action.Rate it:

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speak another vesselMy Captain signaled with pennants',/came within hailing distance 'spoke with megaphone. He learned SKIPPER of upwind ship/Mandarin/ two masted schooner es 'Mandarin's Skipper's spouse aboard as assistant navigator:Rate it:

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speak forTo claim, reserve, or occupy.Rate it:

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speak for oneselfExpressing disagreement with an opinion expressed by another.Rate it:

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speak for oneselfTo provide an opinion only on one's own behalf.Rate it:

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speak now or forever hold your peaceSay something now or don't say anything at all.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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speak of the devil and he appearsAlternative form of speak of the devil.Rate it:

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speak of the devil and he shall appearAlternative form of speak of the devil.Rate it:

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speak one's mindTo state one's thoughts or opinions honestly or frankly.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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 DangersRate it:

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speak toTo address a particular topic.Rate it:

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speak volumesTo express more than one actually said.Rate it:

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speak volumesTo extend beyond the immediate topic under discussion.Rate it:

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speak with a forked tongueTo speak deceptively; to be duplicitous or untruthful.Rate it:

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three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.avoid all evil in every formRate it:

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keep someone in the darkTo deliberately not tell someone details about somethingRate it:

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not give someone the time of dayTo ignore someone deliberately; to refuse to talk or pay attention to someone.Rate it:

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pull someone's legTo tease someone; to lead someone on; to goad someone into overreacting. It usually implies teasing or goading by jokingly lying.Rate it:

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queer someone's pitchTo make a task more difficult for the speaker.Rate it:

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tickle someone's fancyTo amuse, entertain, or appeal to someone; to stimulate someone's imagination in a favorable manner.Rate it:

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get under someone's skinTo make a memorable impression or have a strong effect on someone; to impact someone's feelings.Rate it:

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hit someone for sixBe affected in a devastating way by some unexpected news.Rate it:

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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.Rate it:

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pull someone's bacon out of the fireTo rescue someone, especially at the last moment.Rate it:

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warm the cockles of someone's heartTo provide happiness, to bring a deeply-felt contentment.Rate it:

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apple of someone's eyeA favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebody's affections.Rate it:

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beat someone to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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beat someone's brains outTo beat someone very severely.Rate it:

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before someone's timeAt a stage in one's life, development, etc. that seems premature.Rate it:

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behind someone's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.Rate it:

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bend someone's earTo bore; to talk too long, especially to one particular person.Rate it:

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bite someone in the arseTo punish or take retribution on.Rate it:

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bite someone's head offTo severely berate someone.Rate it:

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blind side someoneTo injure, reveal shared private information or cause financial or personal loss through disloyalty or actions which hurt or disappoint.Rate it:

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blow someone out of the waterTo trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.Rate it:

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blow someone's mindTo astonish someone, to flabbergast someone.Rate it:

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blow up someone's phoneTo call or text someone constantly.Rate it:

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break someone's heartTo cause a person to feel grief or sadness.Rate it:

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