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speak volumes

Definition of speak volumes in English:

(Of a gesture, circumstance, etc.) convey a great deal without using words: a look that spoke volumes his record speaks volumes for his determination
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  • ‘Don't bring my brother into this,’ Micah's tone was cold and spoke volumes more than the words themselves.
  • His expression spoke volumes his words could not.
  • Buffy stood up and walked toward Spike, and I could see how effortlessly her every gesture spoke volumes to him.
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