Idiom:  a man of few words

Image of a man with tape over his mouth depicting the idiom of "a man of few words." Jon is a man of few words but when he speaks at meanings everyone is quiet and listens.


Idiom:  a man (or woman) of few words

  • a person who does not talk a lot, only when he or she has something important to say

Example sentences

  • My father isn’t shy at all—he’s just a man of few words.
  • I prefer to be with a man of few words than with someone who enjoys listening to himself talk all day.
  • My grandfather loved you.  He's a man of few words but his smile made it clear.
  • My dad won't shut up but my mother's a woman of few words.
  • My girlfriend is a woman of few words so when she talks, everyone stops and listens.
  • The smartest person in the room is often a man of few words.
  • My dad and his twin are opposites generally except they're both men of few words.
  • She's a woman of few words so expect a lot of silence on the ride up.
  • My mother is a woman of few words but she gets things done.


  • a man of honor

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