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sharp tongue

Fig. an outspoken or harsh manner; a critical manner of speaking. He has quite a sharp tongue. Don't be totally unnerved by what he says or the way he says it.
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Jade scoffs at the idea of being the perfect housewife and fights a constant battle between motherhood and her careen Her sharp tongue gets everyone's blood boiling.
If there is one thing a ballplayer never loses, it's that sharp tongue.
We do learn about what she perceives to be her faults: her penchant for spending money she doesn't have, her quick and sharp tongue.
Superbly played by Shirley Stelfox, Edna may be famous for her sharp tongue, but she is a devout Christian, highly principled and with a deep sense of compassion.
I have a sharp tongue so a lot of what I say can be construed as bitchiness.
From gambling to gold-diggers, bad boys to break-ups, Peaches will be allowing her sharp tongue an airing as she proffers her opinions on all manner of interesting stories and tales of woe.
Four employees competed on the BBC's University Challenge: The Professionals against a team from Manchester's Halle Orchestra and quiz master Jeremy Paxman's sharp tongue.
Beware the sharp tongue hiding behind Dame Edna's charming smile.
In reporting Koizumi's election, the German news agency DPA called him a ''reformer'' and also highlighted the appointment of Makiko Tanaka, daughter of the late Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka, as foreign minister, noting she is well known for her sharp tongue.
Her sharp tongue and sarcastic comments have the potential to push any waitress to the limit.
They're fair, fun and fantastic to work alongside, so in a week when telly's big guns have felt a sharp tongue - a pat on the back for the radio lads
So will she go back to ruling her launderette with that sharp tongue and smouldering cigarette?
THE latest victim of Lily Allen's sharp tongue is perfectly capable of giving as good as he gets.
The other boys said they were wary of Graham's sharp tongue.