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cutting remark

A remark or comment intended to injure the feelings of others. Savita was ecstatic over her acceptance to law school, but John's cutting remark about her ability to succeed really undermined her confidence.
See also: cutting, remark

address comments or remarks to someone

to say something directly to a specific person or group of persons. (See also address oneself to someone; address oneself to something.) George addressed his remarks to everyone.
See also: address, comment, remark

I didn't (quite) catch that (last) remark. and I didn't get that.; I didn't hear you.

I didn't hear what you said, so would you please repeat it. John: What did you say? I didn't quite catch that last remark. Jane: I said it's really a hot day. Bill: Have a nice time, if you can. Sally: I didn't get that. Bill: Have a nice time! Enjoy!
See also: and, catch, get, hear, that

remark (up)on someone or something

to comment on someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) She remarked upon his tardiness and then continued the lesson. There is no need to remark on me or anything I do or don't do.
See also: on, remark

snide remark

n. a caustic, haughty, or insulting remark. You’re really quick with the snide remark. Ever say anything nice to anybody?
See also: remark
References in classic literature ?
As I was remarking," chanted the obedient Lord Chancellor, "this portentous movement has already assumed the dimensions of a Revolution
You were remarking to yourself that his diminutive figure unfitted him for tragedy.
Almost immediately, however, Peony pulled away his little fist, and began to rub it as if the fingers were tingling with cold; while Violet also released herself, though with less abruptness, gravely remarking that it was better not to take hold of hands.
D'Artagnan could not help remarking this to the Comte de la Fere, who frowned on beholding it.
This question disposed of, Kate communicated her uncle's desire about the empty house, to which Mrs Nickleby assented with equal readiness, characteristically remarking, that, on the fine evenings, it would be a pleasant amusement for her to walk to the West end to fetch her daughter home; and no less characteristically forgetting, that there were such things as wet nights and bad weather to be encountered in almost every week of the year.
I think, mama,' said Kate hesitating, and remarking Newman's averted face, 'you would hurt his feelings if you offered it.
He directed interior ministry and cabinet division to provide security and bullet proof vehicle to former CJP till January, 9 remarking no excuse will be allowed in this regard.
Marshner also dissembled when asked what to say if someone asked the caller if he or she were representing a candidate, remarking, "Just say I'm collecting information about the candidates.
China is going to remain the biggest consumer of finished copper," she added, remarking that the nation now consumes about 20 percent of the world's copper.
Lin concluded by remarking, "Trident is glad to see that Intel takes the lead and openly promotes MMX and AGP to the whole graphics industry.
CJP reprimanded Ali Zafar remarking " how can you ask judges if they have understood or otherwise.
Robertson compared Bush's relationship with the Christian Coalition to a marriage, remarking, "I think it's, you know, it's like how many times a year would you like to hear your husband say, `Well, I appreciate what you're doing and I love you'?