speak volumes



speak volumes ‎(third-person singular simple present speaks volumes, present participle speaking volumes, simple past and past participle spoke volumes)

  1. (idiomatic) To express more than one actually said.
  2. (usually with about) To extend beyond the immediate topic under discussion.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Roy Hollis, Eve
      I waited, anticipating her reply. Her hesitation spoke volumes.


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