speak volumes


speak volumes
speak volumes convey a great deal without using words.
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  • speak volumes — phrase to provide a lot of information, especially in an indirect way His silence on the issue speaks volumes. Thesaurus: to tell someone something, or to give informationsynonym Main entry: speak * * * (of a gesture, circumstance, or object)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak volumes — {v. phr.} To tell or show much in a way other than speaking; be full of meaning. * /The nice present she gave you spoke volumes for what she thinks of you./ * /A child s choice of hobbies speaks volumes./ Compare: READ BETWEEN THE LINES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak volumes — {v. phr.} To tell or show much in a way other than speaking; be full of meaning. * /The nice present she gave you spoke volumes for what she thinks of you./ * /A child s choice of hobbies speaks volumes./ Compare: READ BETWEEN THE LINES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak volumes — If something speaks volumes, it tells us a lot about the real nature of something or someone,even though it may only be a small detail …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • speak volumes — speak a lot, talk a great deal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • speak volumes — if something speaks volumes, it makes a situation very clear without the use of words. He refused to comment on reports of his dismissal, but his furious expression spoke volumes. (never in continuous tenses) What we wear speaks volumes about our …   New idioms dictionary

  • speak\ volumes — v. phr. To tell or show much in a way other than speaking; be full of meaning. The nice present she gave you spoke volumes for what she thinks of you. A child s choice of hobbies speaks volumes. Compare: read between the lines …   Словарь американских идиом

  • speak volumes —    If something speaks volumes, it expresses a reaction or opinion very clearly, with no need for words.     The happy smile on the child s face when he opened the box spoke volumes about my choice of gift …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • speak volumes — tells a lot, reveals much    Your smile speaks volumes about your career. You like it …   English idioms

  • speak volumes — (of a look, gesture, etc.) convey a great deal without using words. → speak …   English new terms dictionary


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