look who's talking

You're in no position to criticize, as in I wish Kate would be on time for once.—You do? Look who's talking! This colloquial idiom dates from the mid-1900s, although another version, you can't talk, is a century or so older.


Nearby words

  1. look to,
  2. look to one's laurels,
  3. look up,
  4. look up and down,
  5. look up to,
  6. look-alike,
  7. look-down,
  8. look-in,
  9. look-over,
  10. look-see

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