we need to talk

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we need to talk (about something)

an expression urging or ordering someone to discuss something. Bill: Can I come over tonight? We need to talk about something. Mary: I guess so. "Mr. Franklin," said Bill's boss sort of sternly, "I want to see you in my office for a minute. We need to talk about something."
See also: need, talk, we
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"We need to talk about alcohol, we need to talk about drug addictions and there's loads more.
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'We are keen to go up as a club, but we need to talk through a few details,' said club secretary Tony Melding.
I know the women folk can be irritatin' with all their yammerin' about "relationships." All men hate to hear "We need to talk about our relationship." But the one thing any real man knows is that when a gal starts naggin' you about your feelings, you don't go spoutin' off.
When he walks into his son's bedroom, the teenager is wearing a dress and applying lipstick "We need to talk," the dad says to his caught-off-guard son.
The woman says to the man, "I think we need to talk about our client-broker relationship." Maysonet pointed out that clients disrespect brokers who do not act like professionals.
They share our dreams, listen when we need to talk and make even cloudy days bright.
So, when we want to begin the conversation on succession planning, we need to talk about Founder's Syndrome as a potential barrier to success.
We need to talk the talk before we can walk the walk.
We need to talk with one another about solutions to our common problems.
Couples need to get over the idea that "if we need to talk about money, you don't trust me or you really don't love me," she says.
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