Found 1,776 phrases starting with T:


take upThat which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.Rate it:
take up a collectionTo request and receive money or goods of value from members of a group, especially for a charitable purpose.Rate it:
take up forTo support, such as in an argument; to defend the character of.Rate it:
take up the cudgel forTo make a defense for in lieu of another person.Rate it:
take up the gauntletTo accept a challenge.Rate it:
take up withTo form a close relationship with someone.Rate it:
take up withTo be contented to receive; to receive without opposition; to put up with.Rate it:
take uponTo take charge of an item of business, or an obligation, as a personal initiative.Rate it:
take upon oneselfTo assume personal responsibility for.Rate it:
take with a pinch of saltNot take entirely seriously.Rate it:
takes one to know oneA childish retort to a negative accusation, implying the accuser shares the faultRate it:
taking to ones heelsrunning awayRate it:
taking upon oneselfventuringRate it:
talent managementHuman capital management of the entire employee lifecycle. Companies that are engaged in talent management are strategic and deliberate in how they source, attract, select, train, develop, promote, and move employees through the organization. This term also incorporates how companies drive performance at the individual level (performance management).Rate it:
talk a blue streakTo talk for a long time, at great length, or to the point of tedium.Rate it:
talk a good gameTo speak emphatically and at length about one's ability, intentions, or achievements, without yet producing any clear evidence or actual results.Rate it:
talk a mile a minuteTo speak quickly or excessively.Rate it:
talk aboutUsed to draw attention to the speaker's characterization of someone or somethingRate it:
talk aroundTo persuade someone.Rate it:
talk atTo speak with without truly listening to their response or interacting meaningfully.Rate it:
talk atTo speak with; to have a conversation with.Rate it:
talk backTo reply impertinently; to answer in a cheeky manner.Rate it:
talk bigboastRate it:
talk dirtyTo use profane language, especially sexual vulgarities for the purpose of arousal.Rate it:
talk downTo negotiate a lower price.Rate it:
talk downTo speak condescendingly or as though the listener is inferior.Rate it:
talk down toTo speak to another person in a demeaning or patronising way.Rate it:
talk in circlesA repetitious round of chatter, boring extrapolations, expressions lacking a modicum of reflection.Rate it:
talk in circlesTo argue a point by repetition of the same theme, sometimes by using different words, but without making any progress.Rate it:
talk intoTo convince by talking and suggestingRate it:
talk is cheapIt is easy to make boastful or unrealistic statements which are not supported by actions or evidence.Rate it:
talk jockeyA host of a radio talk show.Rate it:
talk like an apothecaryTo use hard or gallipot words: from the assumed gravity and affectation of knowledge generally put on by the gentlemen of this profession, who are commonly as superficial in their learning as they are pedantic in their language.Rate it:
talk of the devilAlternative form of speak of the devil.Rate it:
talk of the townA subject discussed by many people.Rate it:
talk outTo resolve a problem by talking about it.Rate it:
talk out ofTo talk to someone in order to dissuade them from doing something.Rate it:
talk out of one's assTo exaggerate, lie, or speak nonsense.Rate it:
talk out of turnTo make a remark or provide information when it is inappropriate or indiscreet to do so, or when one does not have permission or the authority to do so.Rate it:
talk out one's assTo speak authoritatively on a subject which one actually knows little about; to exaggerate.Rate it:
talk overTo discuss.Rate it:
talk overTo persuade someone; to talk around.Rate it:
talk over someone's headTo communicate something beyond the level of comprehension of the target.Rate it:
talk pastTo talk at cross purposes with; to speak in such a way that a listener fails to understand one's meaning.Rate it:
talk roundAlternative form of talk aroundRate it:
talk softly and carry a big stickAlternative form of speak softly and carry a big stick.Rate it:
talk somebody under the tableWith excessive talk or numerous arguments.Rate it:
talk someone into somethingTo persuade someone to do something by talking to them.Rate it:
talk someone under the tableTo bore (someone) with excessive talk.Rate it:
talk someone's ear offTo talk excessively or far more than is wanted or appreciated.Rate it:

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