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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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loaded languagelanguage using words, set phrases or idioms that have strong positive or negative connotations beyond their ordinary definitions.Rate it:

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mind one's languageTo be careful to speak properly, especially concerning the avoidance of swear wordsRate 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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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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do you speak EnglishAsks the interlocutor whether or not he or she is able to speak in the English language.Rate it:

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does anyone here speak EnglishDoes anyone here speak English?Rate it:

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how many languages do you speakhow many languages do you speak?Rate it:

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I don't speak EnglishIndicates that the speaker is unable to speak the English language.Rate it:

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please speak more slowlyUsed to ask the interlocutor to speak more slowly.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 in circlesSynonym of talk in circlesRate 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 ofTo bespeak; show; indicate; foretell; suggest.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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to speak ofsufficient; important or significant enough to be worth mentioning.Rate it:

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what languages do you speakWhat are the languages which you can understand and which you can speak or write in?Rate it:

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give someone an inch and someone will take a mileIf concessions are made for someone, that will embolden them to take further advantage of the person who helped them, instead of being content with what they have been given.Rate it:

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cross someone's pathTo meet by chance.Rate it:

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darken someone's doorTo arrive at the entrance of someone's residence or of another building associated with that person, especially as an unwelcome visitor.Rate it:

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

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mop the floor with someoneTo trounce or defeat thoroughly or in a humiliating manner.Rate 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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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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queer someone's pitchTo make a task more difficult for the speaker.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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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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