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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.
See also: sharp, tongue