speak with a forked tongue


speak with a forked tongue
To speak deceptively; to be duplicitous or untruthful.

Hes spoken with a forked tongue to reporters, and his explanations for launching a probe dont pass the plausibility and credibility tests.


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  • speak with a forked tongue — {v. phr.}, {literary} To lie; to say one thing while thinking of the opposite. * /I have learned not to trust Peter s promises because he speaks with a forked tongue./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak with a forked tongue — {v. phr.}, {literary} To lie; to say one thing while thinking of the opposite. * /I have learned not to trust Peter s promises because he speaks with a forked tongue./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak with a forked tongue — speak with (a) forked tongue to make false promises or to speak in a way which is not honest. The minister is speaking with a forked tongue, promising support he will never deliver …   New idioms dictionary

  • speak with a forked tongue — To say one thing and mean another, to lie, to be two faced …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • speak\ with\ a\ forked\ tongue — v. phr. literary To lie; to say one thing while thinking of the opposite. I have learned not to trust Peter s promises because he speaks with a forked tongue …   Словарь американских идиом

  • speak with a forked tongue — v. speak with forked tongue, speak dishonestly, speak deceptively, lie, make false statements, prevaricate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • speak/talk with a forked tongue — speak/talk with (a) forked tongue : to speak in a dishonest way that is meant to deceive people His colleagues accused him of speaking with a forked tongue. • • • Main Entry: ↑forked speak/talk with (a) forked tongue see ↑forked • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak/talk with forked tongue — speak/talk with (a) forked tongue : to speak in a dishonest way that is meant to deceive people His colleagues accused him of speaking with a forked tongue. • • • Main Entry: ↑forked speak/talk with (a) forked tongue see ↑forked • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak with forked tongue — speak with (a) forked tongue to make false promises or to speak in a way which is not honest. The minister is speaking with a forked tongue, promising support he will never deliver …   New idioms dictionary

  • forked tongue — ☆ forked tongue n. 〚prob. transl. of AmInd expression〛 lying or deceitful talk [to speak with a forked tongue] * * * …   Universalium


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