we need to talk

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we need to talk (about something)

an expression urging or ordering someone to discuss something. Bill: Can I come over tonight? We need to talk about something. Mary: I guess so. "Mr. Franklin," said Bill's boss sort of sternly, "I want to see you in my office for a minute. We need to talk about something."
See also: need, talk, we
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We Need To Talk About Kevin, adapted from the novel by Lionel Shriver, is an extraordinary, haunting and poetic vision documenting the aftermath of a senseless high school massacre from the perspective of the perpetrator's guilt-stricken mother.
Vinnie feels disappointed and we need to talk things out.
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