Speech

slip of the tongue

Meaning: a mistake in speech (or writing)

Example: The election bill was altered, by what I believe was a slip of the pen. Read on

over and out

Meaning: said when someone is finished talking

Example: I have told you that you will not be going to the party. There will be no further discussion. Over and out. Read on

hold tongue

Meaning: to keep quiet when one would rather speak

Example: When she said that she was very hardworking I had to hold my tongue. Read on

eat words

Meaning: to take back what was said

Example: I can't believe that he didn't trust that we could win. He will have to eat his words. Read on

in touch

Meaning: keep in touch

Example: We will definitely keep in touch with each other when you move to Australia. Read on

say what

Meaning: used when asking someone to repeat what they have said

Example: They are going out tonight, even though we told them to stay at home. "Say what!" Read on

speak up

Meaning: raise your voice

Example: Can you speak up because those at the back can barely hear you? Read on

speak too soon

Meaning: to say something with the belief that it will be right and then it is later found out to be untrue

Example: I was certain Nina would fail at her task and said so boldly. When she successfully completed her task, I knew I had spoken too soon. Read on

blow your own trumpet

Meaning: to say things that makes your own self or kin look good

Example: The crew tried to blow their own trumpet but the manager did not buy their story. Read on

a little bird told me

Meaning: it is used when a person is trying to hide the source of his information

Example: I'd like to believe that a little birdie told you about my secret but I know exactly who it was that let you in on it. Read on

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late unpleasantness

Meaning: the war that took place recently

Example: No sooner had Japanese recovered from the late unpleasantness, a massive volcanic eruption took place destroying huge no. of lives & property. Read on

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