forked tongue


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forked tongue

A trait of someone who speaks in a dishonest or deceitful manner. Often used in the phrase "speak with (a) forked tongue." I wouldn't trust a thing Caitlin says, she's always speaking with a forked tongue.
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He himself gives such statements; he has a forked tongue," claimed Sibal.
She found the candidate with the forked tongue after a week, but the wrestlers proved more difficult.
And even though Obama campaigned on "hope" and "change", and then made a sort of wonderfully conciliatory speech in Cairo (and the world knows what is happening their and elsewhere in the Arab world) he too has accepted as part of his worldview that speaking with a forked tongue works well in the world of U.
The forked tongue employed by the communique is quite breathtaking: having decreed the rather murky formulation just quoted above, the communique then turns round to make this crystal-clear declaration: "It is up to developing countries themselves and their governments to take the lead on development.
The forked tongue has spoken for 800 years and more;
Come join the ranks Up North"--signifies an experience known too well by Afro-America: The Big White Lie, The Forked Tongue, The Betrayal.
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where the President of the country speaks with a forked tongue thus, confusing the people as to his real intentions,
I suppose there's a car" is a bit than 'Are we Central Patrol But shocked cops soon discovered the truth when they gingerly opened the door to see the snake inside, its forked tongue flickering in and out.
Following his unimpressive interview with Marr on Sunday, he only succeeds in demonstrating that he speaks with a forked tongue.
It is clear that Hariri speaks not with a forked tongue, but that he is intent on pursuing every available path to finally achieve the dream of all Lebanese -- a president at Baabda Palace.
The man speaks with a forked tongue methinks and should not be trusted.
The increasingly arrogant and out-of-touch David Cameron adds insult to injury by speaking with a forked tongue.
It is in exceptionally good condition with details such as the forked tongue of the snake and the individual feathers of the eagle remain.
his forked However, somewhere along the line my request got translated into the forked tongue of the expectant father.