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

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forked tongueThe characteristic of deceptiveness; duplicity; untruthfulness.Rate it:

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bite one's tongueTo forcibly prevent oneself from uttering a word.Rate it:

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bite one's tongueAn admonishment to someone who has said something unfeeling or harsh.Rate it:

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cat got someone's tongueWhy are you not saying anything?.Rate it:

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civil tongueA polite manner of speaking.Rate it:

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hold one's tongueTo keep quiet; especially, to leave something unsaid.Rate it:

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keep a civil tongue in one's headTo maintain a polite manner of speaking.Rate it:

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on the tip of one's tongueKnown but not quite remembered.Rate it:

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roll off the tongueTo proceed into oral expression in a manner which is fluent, appealing, or glib.Rate it:

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sharp tongueThe practice or characteristic of speaking to others in a harsh, critical, or insulting manner.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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slip of the tongueA mistake in speech.Rate it:

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take one's tongue out of someone's assTo stop flattering someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion.Rate it:

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tongue-in-cheekNot intended seriously; jocular or humorous.Rate it:

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tongue-tiedUnable to express oneself clearly or fluently; at a loss for words.Rate it:

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tongue-tiedSuffering from tongue-tie or ankyloglossia.Rate it:

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tongue-tiedUnable to speak; at a loss for words.Rate it:

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wicked tongueAn abusive, vulgar, nasty, or otherwise objectionable manner of speaking.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 someone's languageTo talk about concerns, feelings, ideas, etc. which someone understands well and can relate to intimately.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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three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.avoid all evil in every formRate it:

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