Idiom:  speak volumes

Meaning 

Idiom:  speak volumes

  • to express something clearly without the use of words
  • to indirectly be a clear example of something


Example sentences

  • The dirty looks and silence between them speak volumes about their relationship.
  • The fact that three of your four children are in medical school speaks volumes about your parenting skills.
  • I don't know my neighbor well but the kind way she treats her housekeeper speaks volumes about what she must be like as a person.
  • You'd think all the disorganization in my boss' office would speak volumes about his work but he can find anything when he needs it and is very effective at his job.
  • The high turnover in this department speaks volumes about the manager.
  • The hundreds of people who attended your grandfather's funeral speak volumes about what a wonderful person he was.
  • The lack of a single woman or minority on their board of directors and management team speaks volumes.

Synonyms

  • says something about


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