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Phrase: Talk nineteen to the dozen

Meaning: To talk a lot and very fast, not to stop talking.

Examples:
My sister talks nineteen to the dozen after she has had a couple of drinks.
Don't say anything about politics to my father because he will talk nineteen to the dozen. He doesn't like capitalism.

Date: 2018-05-12 16:50:39

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Phrase: Bite your tongue

Meaning: You would love to tell something to somebody, but you think it is wiser not to.

Example:
I know they are evil, but you must bite your tongue because they have the upper hand.
-I'm going to tell them a few home truths.
-Bite your tongue! You're going to make things worse.

Date: 2018-03-01 18:31:34

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Phrase: A little bird told me

Meaning: That is, someone told me.

Example:
A little bird told me that you are going to become a mother in March. Congratulations!

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Phrase: A picture is worth a thousand words

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Phrase: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt

Author: Abraham Lincoln?, Groucho Marx?, Mark Twain?

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Phrase: By word of mouth

Meaning: That is, orally

Examples:
These traditions have been transmitted by word of mouth over the centuries.
I will notify you by word of mouth.

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Phrase: Eat one's words

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Phrase: Get a word in edgeways

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Phrase: Has the cat got your tongue?

Meaning: Why do you stay silent?

Examples:
You have not said anything since we arrived. Has the cat got your tongue?
I am asking you a question, and I need a reply, but you say nothing. Has the cat got your tongue?

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Phrase: Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

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Phrase: Make your voice heard by choosing a good word

Author: Ahmed Muhammed Seddik

Email: sasma_2000@yahoo.com

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Phrase: My voice must not be loud if I do not understand my crowd

Author: Ahmed Muhammed Seddik

Email: sasma_2000@yahoo.com

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Phrase: Silence gives (implies, etc.) consent

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Phrase: Silence is golden

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Phrase: Soft words break no bones

Sent by Anuradha Rao

Email: anu919@hotmail.com

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Phrase: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me

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Phrase: Talk of the devil

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Phrase: The printed word

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Phrase: There's many a true word spoken in jest

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