to speak of
phrasal worthy of mention or notice — usually used in negative constructions <
no progress to speak of
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • To speak of — Speak Speak, v. i. [imp. {Spoke}({Spake}Archaic); p. p. {Spoken}({Spoke}, Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Speaking}.] [OE. speken, AS. specan, sprecan; akin to OF.ries. spreka, D. spreken, OS. spreken, G. sprechen, OHG. sprehhan, and perhaps… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • to speak of — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Important; worth talking about; worth noticing. Usually used in negative sentences. * /Did it rain yesterday? Not to speak of./ * /What happened at the meeting? Nothing to speak of./ * /Judy s injuries were nothing to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to speak of — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Important; worth talking about; worth noticing. Usually used in negative sentences. * /Did it rain yesterday? Not to speak of./ * /What happened at the meeting? Nothing to speak of./ * /Judy s injuries were nothing to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • not to speak of — See: NOT TO MENTION …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not to speak of — See: NOT TO MENTION …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To tell of — Tell Tell, v. i. 1. To give an account; to make report. [1913 Webster] That I may publish with the voice of thankgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. Ps. xxvi. 7. [1913 Webster] 2. To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To talk of — Talk Talk, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Talked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Talking}.] [Cf. LG. talk talk, gabble, Prov. G. talken to speak indistinctly; or OD. tolken to interpret, MHG. tolkan to interpret, to tell, to speak indistinctly, Dan. tolke to interpret …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To know of — Know Know, v. i. 1. To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; often with of. [1913 Webster] Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. Is. i. 3. [1913 Webster] If any man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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