speak sense

speak sense

To present a reasonable, logical, and coherent standpoint; to speak clearly and rationally. You're not speaking sense, Bill—how on earth would a plan like that be feasible? I'm glad someone is finally speaking some sense in this meeting!
See also: sense, speak
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Minutes later, the interviewer asked if 'pressing the button directly causes a detonation', to which Ali replies: "Well now you're starting to speak sense because you can press 300 of these while you're checking them - now your brain is working."
(Weve already done quite enough of that.) We need candidates who are tough enough to win over the white working class, but intellectual enough to speak sense to the so-called "elites."
Frank McCormick, Clydebank, said: "It's great to hear a Rangers fan speak sense. Peter Brewer admits no one knows what the new signings will bring to his club.
I wish I heard more leaders would speak sense like this.
Apart from being independent-minded, Wurtzbach can probably put to shame not a few college graduates for her good command of English and ability to speak sense. She once confessed to this reporter a few years ago during an interview that she was still working on her German, but her English and Filipino were all right.
There are days when I used to open the GDN and instead of reading through the run-of-the-mill news of nations either fighting or trying to settle their scores, I used to head straight to Les' column to read content that on face-value used to speak sense of matters really relevant to society - locally and
I either can't speak or can't speak sense, and last year I asked for new curtains.
David will be retiring in October next year so they haven't got a lot of time to speak sense. He'll take out Wladimir before the summer and take care of Vitaly after the summer."
"He seems to speak sense whereas the others are infighting.
Make it a condition that trainers must speak sense when approached by the media; it's not difficult.
Passion makes it hard for you to speak sense tonight.
Footage of a wrecked red bus, a Tube station closed off, dazed victims politely trying to speak sense to reporters pushing microphones under their bloodied noses.
IN response to the letter by Eryl Williams (March 10), criticising the views of Brian Christley with regard to the effectiveness of wind turbine generation, he at least does speak sense. They merely duplicate power generation already produced by the National Grid.
What is it with political figures like these that anyone who happens to speak sense about the problems within the Asian communities is immediately dismissed as insensitive or racist?
The one man who is allowed to speak sense to a million men of color is a man who has proven his capacity for nonsense beyond all doubt.