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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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Julie McCarthy, director of volunteer operations at SSAFA, the armed forces charity Get migration under control PIA Ladonna ('Migration is positive and not the problem,' Viewpoints, December 17) might be disappointed with Joseph O'Neill's letter regarding immigration but he is speaking sense.
Supporters have also taken to him for his conduct during media duties, speaking sense and sensibly speaking.
Lib Dem Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said: "Tony Blair and Nigel Farage aren't two people I'd normally like to be put in a group with, but on this issue they are speaking sense.
"There's a lot of false optimism around the Hotline but the only caller speaking sense was Eric Travers and his view on the farce of the so-called regionalised League Cup.
The young cast embrace their genre archetypes, screaming or disrobing on cue, while Kranz plays his stoner with aplomb, speaking sense through a mist of inhaled drugs when he gibbers, "I've seen what you don't want to see: puppeteers!" At certain points, Goddard probably gives us too much information - a throwaway shot of an eagle tracking the students' van along a winding road should have been cut to make one character's death more startling - but the crescendo certainly doesn't skimp on the digital effects or blood letting.
MY MP Dave Anderson is the first I have heard speaking sense about the immorality of the coalition Government's austerity measures, which continue to reward failing bankers while expecting ordinary working people to pay for the banks' mistakes with job losses and pay cuts (Voice of the North, February 23).
Alex Dunigan Stewart speaking sense Some excellent ideas from Andy Stewart, especially regarding giving students free or cheap admission to all race meetings.
Added to the fact that state-ofthe-art surfaces nowadays seem to have far less give in them than previous pitches, Bruce is speaking sense in calling for a scientific investigation into the safety of boots.
And it's a sad day when the only one speaking sense is a Scouse love rat.
'At last - somebody speaking sense! Well done Russell Goodway.
Gazza even got in on the act the other day - speaking sense!
Although his speech is a fond, personal farewell to an institution he loved and admired, and an expression of values that guided his 50-year career, MacArthur had the good speaking sense to remember who he was talking to.
Experience lets him know when a gaffer is speaking sense or spouting nonsense.
Earlier, Simon had said to Kelly: "What's wrong with you, you're speaking sense for once?" To which Kelly retorted: "Yeah, you thought I had Tourette's, didn't you?" Very grown up, guys.
A LIBERAL Democrat MP from the other end of the country has done us all a big favour by speaking sense on the bedroom tax.