of few words
phrasal not inclined to say more than is necessary ; laconic <
a man of few words
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • of few words — phrasal : not inclined to say more than necessary : laconic a man of few words * * * taciturn he s a man of few words * * * of few words ◇ A person of few words is someone who does not talk very much. a man/woman of few words • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • of few words — adj. using few words, laconic; taciturn, tending to be silent and uncommunicative …   English contemporary dictionary

  • of few words — idi not talkative; laconic; taciturn …   From formal English to slang

  • man of few words — {n. phr.} A man who doesn t talk very much; a man who says only what is needed. * /The principal is a man of few words, but the pupils know what he wants./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • man of few words — {n. phr.} A man who doesn t talk very much; a man who says only what is needed. * /The principal is a man of few words, but the pupils know what he wants./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • a man of few words — a man who says little; who uses few words    Chung is a man of few words, but when he speaks, people listen …   English idioms

  • man\ of\ few\ words — n. phr. A man who doesn t talk very much; a man who says only what is needed. The principal is a man of few words, but the pupils know what he wants …   Словарь американских идиом

  • man of few words — See a man of few words …   English idioms

  • (a) man of few words — a man who speaks only when necessary. He was respected as a man of few words and significant actions …   New idioms dictionary

  • man of few words — n. man who uses a few words, man who is laconic; taciturn person …   English contemporary dictionary

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