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speak volumes

To reveal or indicate a great deal about someone or something. How you react to challenges speaks volumes about your character. He didn't answer the question directly, but his response speaks volumes. Her choice of dress for the event spoke volumes.
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speak volumes

Fig. [for something that is seen] to reveal a great deal of information. The unsightly yard and unpainted house speaks volumes about what kind of people live there.
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speak volumes

Be significant, indicate a great deal, as in That house of theirs speaks volumes about their income. This idiom uses volumes in the sense of "the information contained in volumes of books." [c. 1800]
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speak volumes

COMMON If something speaks volumes, it gives you a lot of information about the true facts of a situation. What you wear speaks volumes about you. Her background, while speaking volumes about her business skills, could not convince the arts world that she was part of it. Note: In this expression, a `volume' is a book.
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speak volumes

1 (of a gesture, circumstance, or object) convey a great deal. 2 be good evidence for.
2 1998 New Scientist It was a minor scandal… but it spoke volumes about the world's shifting relationship with its favourite illicit drug.
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speak ˈvolumes (about/for somebody/something)

show or express a lot about the nature or quality of somebody/something: Her face spoke volumes. You could see how much she had suffered.The progress he’s made since the operation speaks volumes for his courage.
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The fact that Kaseya is attracting executive team members the caliber of Tim speaks volumes to our current and future success.
Added Helgenberger: ``The fact that David is an integral part of the most-watched drama today speaks volumes.
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The way audiences have embraced this film speaks volumes about moviegoers' appetite for Hollywood blockbusters in IMAX's format, as well as their willingness to pay a premium for this immersive experience,'' IMAX co-chairmen and co-CEOs Richard L.
This lease speaks volumes about the vitality and appeal of the World Trade Center, and of Downtown Manhattan," Boyle said.
We think having an industry leader like Aetna expand our product and services speaks volumes about the value of e-prescribing and reinforces ZixCorp's position as the leader in the e-prescribing market," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp.
California Speedway continues to attract the best talent from across the entertainment industry and the addition of Maria Gladowski to our team speaks volumes in regard to how attractive careers in NASCAR have become," said Zucker.
That speaks volumes about his abilities, and he's already talking about building the separation between the Galaxy and the rest of the league.
The facts in this case clearly demonstrate intent to commit fraud and the defendant's utter disrespect for the court by failing to make a single appearance speaks volumes to the individual's character.
But there's also a nicely subtle bit of poignancy in Thursday's episode, when Graham and Herrmann swap a pair of sweetly helpless glances with one another, a mute exchange that speaks volumes.
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But it also speaks volumes about the gullibility of those people watching the ads.
To be voted among the best of the best by their own franchisees speaks volumes about these franchise companies.