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sweet nothings

noun

Loving remarks or comments: sweet nothings whispered in her ear

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • "You'll have to write your sweet nothings, instead of saying them," Sylvia replied.

    A Journey in Other Worlds John Jacob Astor
  • Ah, a single smile from Blanche is worth all the sweet nothings of these ladies.

    The Barber of Paris Charles Paul de Kock
  • I don't doubt but what there had been a thousand sweet nothings before I opened my window.

    The Ladies E. Barrington
Idioms and Phrases with sweet nothings

sweet nothings

Endearments, often whispered, between lovers. For example, They sat in a corner all evening, whispering sweet nothings. [ c. 1900 ]
Also see: sweet talk
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