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address (one's) comments to (someone or something)
To speak to a specific person or group about something. You can address any comments about the event to our marketing department. I'm not sure who I'm addressing my comments to because I haven't found out who is going to be in the audience yet. Some of the professors who doubted my research topic will be in attendance at my lecture, and I would really like to address my comments directly to them!
address (one's) remarks to (someone or something)
To speak to a specific person or group about something. You can address any remarks about the event to our marketing department. I'm not sure who I'm addressing my remarks to because I haven't found out who is going to be in the audience yet. Some of the professors who doubted my research topic will be in attendance at my lecture, and I would really like to address my remarks directly to them!
comment (up)on (someone or something)
To speak about a particular person or topic. The young starlet refused to comment on the rumors surrounding her latest movie. The doctor refused to comment upon his patient during the interview.
comment about (someone or something)
To speak about a particular person or topic. The young starlet refused to comment about the rumors surrounding her latest movie.
A common comment on popular social media posts that informs others that the commenter will like the first picture on someone's page if they like the first picture on the commenter's page. Often abbreviated as "CB." Ever since I started writing "comment back" on famous people's posts, my Instagram pictures have been getting way more comments!
To change some amount of computer programming code into a comment, thus disabling it within the program without deleting it altogether. A noun or pronoun can be used between "comment" and "out." I really wish you would stop commenting out so much of your code, because you're leaving behind a cluttered mess. Why don't we just comment it out for now, so we can reimplement it later if we want?
I don't have any response to make about that. Said as a reply to a question or insinuation. A: "It just seems a bit odd that your salary increase comes at the exact same time as the pay cut to your employees." B: "No comment." A: "Governor, how long have you been accepting bribes?" B: "No comment."
A remark or comment that is particularly mocking, scornful, or derogatory. Savita was ecstatic over her acceptance to law school, but John's snide comment about her ability to succeed really undermined her confidence. Sarah always sits at the back of these team meetings making snide comments about whatever the boss is saying.
Said without much thought, care, or conviction. Used before a noun. He made some throwaway comment about my appearance, and now it's all I've been thinking about all day. He's always slipping a few throwaway jokes into his presentations on the fly.
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address comments or remarks to someone
to say something directly to a specific person or group of persons. (See also address oneself to someone; address oneself to something.) George addressed his remarks to everyone.
comment about someone or somethingand comment (up)on someone or something
to make a remark about someone or something. There is no need to comment upon this event. Please don't comment on Liz's problems.
I have nothing to say on this matter. Q: When did you stop beating your dog? A: No comment. Q: Georgie, did you chop down the cherry tree? A: No comment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
ˌno ˈcomment(said in reply to a question, usually from a journalist) I have nothing to say about that: ‘Will you resign, sir?’ ‘No comment!’
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
I don’t want to talk about it. This ambiguous reply to a question one doesn’t wish to answer originated in the mid-twentieth century among politicians and diplomats responding to journalists or interviewers. It soon began to be used more widely by other public figures and is fast approaching the status of a cliché.
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer