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born with a silver spoon in one's mouthBorn rich or in a wealthy family.Rate it:

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born with a silver spoon in one's mouthNote. The original nautical expression is just born with a silver spoon and describes those young gentlemen who were able to enter the Royal Navy without examination and whose promotion was assured. the converse was born with a wooden ladle.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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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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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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every cloud has a silver liningIn every bad situation there is an element of good1881, National Academy of Code Administration (U.S.), Folio, page 417:Every cloud has a silver lining; but in the old-fashioned meeting-houses every cloud of hymnal melody generally had a nasal lining before the congregation...1887, Shakers, Religion, page 36:that "a little reserve and thou'lt fail surely," will prove to be true in our experience. Every cloud has a silver lining and so has every sorrow,1918, George Jean Nathan, Performing Arts, page 222:But the most popular attitude toward what we may call "sad" plays is the peculiar one of believing that, since every cloud has a silver lining,Rate it:

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every dark cloud has a silver liningAlternative form of every cloud has a silver lining.Rate it:

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every silver lining has a cloudEvery good situation has the potential to turn bad.2007, Diab A. Shetayh, Actuality : The Reality RequiemA great partnership isn't a self-maintaining entity. Perseverance and persistence make it thrive. For every silver lining has a cloud. Ignorance of this reality is not an option.Rate it:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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silver bulletA bullet made of silver, usually with reference to the folkloric belief that such bullets are the only weapons which can kill a werewolf.Rate it:

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silver bulletA cocktail somewhat like a martini.Rate it:

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silver bulletAny straightforward solution perceived to have great effectiveness or bring miraculous results.Rate it:

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silver foilUsed other than as an idiom: see silver, foil.Rate it:

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silver foilaluminium foilRate it:

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silver screenBy extension, the movies or that related to movies or cinema.Rate it:

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silver screenThe cinema screen onto which movies are projected.Rate it:

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silver spoonWealth passed down or inherited.Rate it:

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silver surferAn elderly person who regularly uses the Internet.Rate it:

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silver tongueThe trait of being clever at speaking, often in a deceitful way.Rate it:

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silver-tongueThe trait of being clever at speaking, often in a deceitful way.Rate it:

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silver-tonguedEloquent and articulate.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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speech is silverspeech is valuable.Rate it:

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speech is silverspeech is deceptive.Rate 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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vamp or a trampAn individual of dual presence in manner of dress, demeanor, speech, body language.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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