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sharp tongue

A tendency to speak in a malicious or highly critical manner. Be prepared for your annual review—the boss tends to have a sharp tongue when going over your shortcomings. The mean old lady who lived on the corner made a reputation among us kids with her sharp tongue.
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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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QUOTES OF THE DAY "A bit like Lorraine Kelly with a truncheon" Actor and comedian Lenny Henry on the kind of outside body he would like to see "gently steering" the TV industry towards more diversity "Thief broke in last night - my only weapon a sharp tongue. He didn't know I had a black belt in tongue-fu" Writer Kathy Lette "Southerners don't have gravy on their chips.
The dangerous implications of a war initiated and led under false pretenses, the strategic importance of oil and its fundamental motivation in a political and worldwide power grab, emerging decadence in the West and more are all chronicles with a cautious eye and a sharp tongue. A deftly researched, deadly serious warning of the clear and present dangers of America's current uncontrolled national hubris.
Then, with a sharp tongue it drills a hole through its host's skin to feed on blood and tissue.