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Mince WordsTo softly use words so no one is offended, not to be completely honestRate it:

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mince wordsTo restrain oneself in a conversation by withholding some comments or using euphemisms.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/if Eskimos have N words for snow, X have Y words for ZUsed to suggest by analogy that Y has frequent interaction with Z or spends substantial time thinking about Z. Often used with other language, country or region stereotypes.Rate it:

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eat one's wordsTo regret or retract what one has said.Rate it:

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fine words butter no parsnipsTalking about doing something does not get it done.Rate it:

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not to rewrite other people's wordsThe act of compromising to limiting ones word usage.Rate it:

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at a loss for wordsHaving nothing to say; stunned to the point of speechlessness.Rate it:

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a picture paints a thousand wordsA visualisation is a better description than a verbal description.Rate it:

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beyond wordsIn recalling an incident, in observing an accident, any or all of which can be disastrous and shocking. A destructive fire and explosion may leave one awestruck and beyond words to describe.Rate it:

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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.Rate it:

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a picture is worth a thousand wordsAlternative form of a picture paints a thousand words.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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beyond wordsDisbeliefRate it:

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Eat Your WordsTo admit your mistake humbly; to say sorry for something you did or said; to take your words backRate it:

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eat your wordsA reminder that if one misspeaks, missquotes, carelessly asserts irresponsibly, one may have to consume his own words.Rate it:

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exstat liber (notice the order of the words)the book is still extant.Rate it:

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Famous Last WordsAn ironic response to an absurd statement one makes when he or she is not sure of its resultRate it:

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have wordsTo argue, to have an argument.Rate it:

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have wordsTo speak sternly, angrily, or in an argumentative manner to.Rate it:

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in other wordsStated or interpreted another way; introduces an explanation.Rate it:

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man of few wordsA man who doesn't speak much, or speaks only for a short period of time.Rate it:

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mark my wordsListen to me; used before a statement one wishes to emphasize.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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put words in somebody's mouthTo attribute to somebody something he or she did not say; to claim inaccurately that somebody said or intended something.Rate it:

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put words in someone's mouthTo say or imply that someone has said something which he or she did not precisely or directly say.Rate it:

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put words in someone's mouthTo encourage or induce someone to appear to assert something by asking a leading question or by otherwise manipulating him or her.Rate it:

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sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt meA response to taunting proclaiming the speaker's indifference.Rate it:

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sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt meAlternative form of sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.Rate it:

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Take the Words Right Out of Your MouthTo say something that someone else was about to say or even thinking about itRate it:

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war of wordsA heated exchange of threatening or inflammatory statements.Rate it:

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woman of few wordsA woman who either does not speak much or speaks only for a brief period of time.Rate it:

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words fail someoneOf a person: to be incapable of describing something with words, especially due to fear, shock, or surprise.Rate it:

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words of one syllableSimple, clear, straightforward language; blunt language.Rate it:

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fill in the blankA type of question or phrase with one or more words replaced with a blank line, giving the reader the chance to add the missing word(s).Rate it:

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give meform of words used as a request by a telephone-user to be connected with a specified person, number, etc.Rate it:

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lip serviceEmpty talk; words absent of action or intention.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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paper tigerA seemingly fierce or powerful person, country or organisation without the ability to back up their words; apparently powerful but actually ineffective.Rate it:

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thought bubbleA rounded or cloud-shaped outline, containing words, representing thought in a cartoon.Rate it:

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read outTo read something and say the words to inform other people.Rate it:

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word for wordusing exactly the same words, verbatimRate it:

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non - aphabetical orderTo place words in Z-A AlphabeticalRate it:

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sticks and stonesEvocative of the saying "sticks and stones may (or will) break my bones, but words (or names) will never hurt (or harm) me".1957, Brendan Gill, The Day the Money StoppedRate it:

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a Tinkers DamnDemeaning Words in Deprecating Ejaculation, to wit; "He'll Never Amount To A 'Tinker's Damn!"Rate it:

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absque hocThe technical words of denial used in denying what has been alleged.Rate it:

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Add Fuel to the FireTo boost up one’s anger or trouble more with your deeds or words, when he/she is already facing worst situationRate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/in X, no one can hear you YIndicates a threat of imminent danger. X is often limited to words having something to do with space. Y is a sound made by humans, especially 'scream'.Rate it:

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autrement ditIn other wordsRate it:

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avoir des raisons avec quelqu’unTo have words with any one; To quarrel with any one.Rate it:

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Bite Your TongueTo hold ones words or to have control over what one is willing to say, to being ashamed of something that has been said or trying not to say itRate it:

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