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better left unsaid

[refers to a topic that] should not be discussed; [refers to a thought that] everyone is thinking, but would cause difficulty if talked about in public. (A typical beginning for this phrase might be It is, That is, The details are, or even Some things are. See the examples.) Mary: I really don't know how to tell you this. Bob: Then don't. Maybe it's better left unsaid. Bill: I had such a terrible fight with Sally last night. I can't believe what I said. Bob: I don't need to hear all about it. Some things are better left unsaid.
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References in classic literature ?
What we should like to hear, if I may venture to say so, is what you left unsaid.
These, then," Penelope said slowly, "were the things you left unsaid.
Every time you step out for an operation there is an unsaid agreement you will do anything - even lay down your life - for your comrades.
couldn't resurrect what you left unsaid into words that
ANOTHER fiasco, this time by the serious fraud office: there are other titles for it in legal circles but they are best left unsaid in a family newspaper like the Echo.
Predominantly instrumental, The Endless River comprises 18 tracks, with opener Things Left Unsaid eerily using snippets of late keyboardist Rick Wright in conversation.
Predominantly instrumental, The Endless River comprises of 18 tracks, with opener Things Left Unsaid eerily using snippets of late keyboardist Rick Wright in conver- ick conversation.
Left unsaid in the new TV ad is that McConnell appears to be taking his government salary while campaigning, too.
com)-- The screening of two episodes of the Things Left Unsaid web series at Oxnard Public Library brings the subject of PTSD to the forefront of discussion.
However, a tipsy game of h or dare ensues and throws up some revelations that were perhaps better left unsaid.
Some things are better left unsaid in a national publication.
From the 21st of the month and right through until November 11, he is helping you to focus on what is out of sync or what's being left unsaid that really needs to come to the fore.
Things are said that can't be unsaid and Janet confides in new sergeant Rob.
Washington, May 19 ( ANI ): Some things are better left unsaid in the case of your boss that stands true.
As Arthur shows in this frequently fascinating survey of things left unsaid, the consequences of refusing to acknowledge basic realities of life go beyond silly censorship.