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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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Later on in the series, we'll be enjoying the sharp tongue of William Hague, Michael Parkinson and even good old Charlotte Church will be bringing a bit of showbiz bling to the presenter's chair.
Zhirinovskii, known for his sharp tongue, is also scheduled to watch the World Cup match between Japan and Russia on June 9 at Yokohama International Stadium, during his nine-day trip to Japan, the officials said.
Then, with a sharp tongue it drills a hole through its host's skin to feed on blood and tissue.
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.
In spite of his sharp tongue, he performed many kind offices for his friends.
They may be great mates but even Chris Martin isn't able to avoid the sharp tongue of Noel Gallagher.
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.
The other boys said they were wary of Graham'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.