speak (one's) language

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speak (one's) language

To say something or communicate in a way that aligns with one's preferences, desires, motivations, etc. A: "Look, I know all this technical jargon is pretty boring. Why don't we finish early for the day and go out for pizza?" B: "Oh yeah, now you're speaking my language!" A: "I'm a little worried about pitching my idea to the board of directors tomorrow." B: "Just focus on how your plan will boost profits, and you'll be speaking their language."
See also: language, speak

speak someone's language

Fig. to say something that one agrees with or understands. I gotcha. Now you're speaking my language. Mary speaks Fred's language. They get along fine.
See also: language, speak

speak someone’s language

tv. to say something that one agrees with or understands. I gotcha. Now you’re speaking my language.
See also: language, speak
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He is quoting statistics which, if one were to take them that seriously, all of us would cease to speak our language instantly, as according to Robert's information the language is doomed.
But here in the South West, we don't speak our language much less our dialects.
If you don't yet speak our language, what's stopping you?
Until that time, we each exist in our own small sphere of professionalism, respected only by those who speak our language and share our knowledge.