a sharp tongue

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  • sharp tongue — sharp tongues N COUNT (disapproval) If you say that someone has a sharp tongue, you are critical of the fact that they say things which are unkind though often clever. Despite her moods and sharp tongue, she inspires fierce loyalty from her… …   English dictionary

  • sharp tongue — noun singular a tendency to criticize people or speak to them in a cruel or angry way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sharp tongue — noun The practice or characteristic of speaking to others in a harsh, critical, or insulting manner. Times grew worse and worse with Rip Van Winkle as years of matrimony rolled on; a tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the… …   Wiktionary

  • sharp tongue — noun a bitter or critical manner of speaking (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑tongue …   Useful english dictionary

  • sharp tongue — wit, sarcasm, eloquence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • a sharp tongue — a tendency to reply sharply or sarcastically    Karly is a beautiful girl, but her sharp tongue may be a problem …   English idioms

  • tongue — tongue1 W3S3 [tʌŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(mouth)¦ 2 click your tongue 3 sharp tongue 4 silver tongue 5 sharp tongued/silver tongued etc 6 with (your) tongue in (your) cheek 7 slip of the tongue 8 bite your tongue 9 Cat got your tongue? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tongue — /tVN/ noun 1 MOUTH (C) the soft, moveable part inside your mouth that you use for tasting, eating, and speaking: Joe ran his tongue over his dry lips. | The dog panted, his tongue hanging out in the heat. | stick your tongue out (=put your tongue …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tongue — noun 1 soft part inside the mouth ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ forked ▪ loose, sharp (both figurative) ▪ Everyone knows now, thanks to Ken s loose tongue (= he could not keep the secret) …   Collocations dictionary

  • tongue — tongue1 [ tʌŋ ] noun ** ▸ 1 organ in mouth ▸ 2 language ▸ 3 way of speaking/writing ▸ 4 animal tongue as food ▸ 5 long narrow piece ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count the long soft piece of flesh attached to the bottom of your mouth that you use for tasting …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tongue — I UK [tʌŋ] / US noun Word forms tongue : singular tongue plural tongues ** 1) [countable] the long soft piece of flesh fixed to the bottom of your mouth that you use for tasting, speaking etc I burnt my tongue on the hot coffee. 2) [countable]… …   English dictionary

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