speak volumes


: to provide a lot of information about something : to show something very clearly
The company's decision to ignore the problem speaks volumes about its lack of leadership.

Examples of speak volumes in a Sentence

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“Speak volumes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speak%20volumes. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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