talk sense

Speak rationally and coherently, as in Ranting and raving won't help; it's time we talked sense, or I wish you'd talk some sense into that son of yours. Shakespeare used this idiom in slightly different form in The Merry Wives of Windsor (2:1): “Believe it, Page, he speaks sense.”


Nearby words

  1. talk out,
  2. talk out of,
  3. talk over,
  4. talk radio,
  5. talk round,
  6. talk shop,
  7. talk show,
  8. talk someone's arm off,
  9. talk through,
  10. talk through one's hat

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