a sharp tongue


: a tendency to say very critical things to people

Examples of a sharp tongue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Emerald Fennell’s twisted social satire Saltburn casts Rosamund Pike as Elspeth Catton, a wealthy onetime model with Bohemian chic style and a sharp tongue. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Jan. 2024 But the Dude was fun, the Dude had a sharp tongue, the Dude abided. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 20 Sep. 2023 Kitty was intelligent, but known to have a sharp tongue. Erica Gonzales, ELLE, 23 July 2023

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“A sharp tongue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20sharp%20tongue. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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