back talk
{n.} A sassy, impudent reply. * /Such back talk will get you nowhere, young man!/ See: TALK BACK.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • back talk — back′ talk n. impudence • Etymology: 1855–60 back′ talk , v.i. v.t …   From formal English to slang

  • back talk — back ,talk noun uncount AMERICAN a rude way of answering someone who is telling you what to do …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • back talk — [n] nasty reply cheek, guff, lip, mouth, sass; concepts 46,278 …   New thesaurus

  • back talk — n. Informal saucy or insolent retorts …   English World dictionary

  • Back Talk — Infobox Television episode | Title = Back Talk Series = Frasier Season = 7 Episode = 10 Airdate = 9 December 1999 Production = 40571 154 Writer = Lori Kirkland Director = Pamela Fryman Guests = Lisa Robinson (Connie) Prev = The Apparent Trap Next …   Wikipedia

  • back talk — {n.} A sassy, impudent reply. * /Such back talk will get you nowhere, young man!/ See: TALK BACK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back\ talk — noun A sassy, impudent reply. Such back talk will get you nowhere, young man! See: talk back …   Словарь американских идиом

  • back talk — n 1.Inf. sass, Sl. mouth, Sl. lip, Sl. jaw, Sl. smart or wise talk, Sl. wisemouth, Sl. smart mouth; retort, comeback, rejoinder, riposte; gibe, jeer, scoff, sneer, taunt, mockery, sarcasm. 2. impudence, audacity, effrontery, Inf. cheek, Inf.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • back-talk — /bak tawk /, v.i., v.t. to answer back. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • back talk — Synonyms and related words: acknowledgment, answer, answering, antiphon, back answer, backchat, cheek, comeback, echo, evasive reply, guff, impudence, insolence, jaw, lip, mouth, reaction, ready reply, receipt, rejoinder, repartee, replication,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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