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"Bill, I hate it when you talk down to me. I know all about this subject, but you talk to me like I'm ignorant," Tom remonstrated.

Correct answer: (d) down

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"You talk big, but can you back it up? I'm challenging you to a match," Linus said to Bart after he bragged about how good he was at squash.

Correct answer: (d) big

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"Bob, I hate to interrupt, but you're talking in circles. Can you please give us a final answer?" the boss demanded.

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"Jake, you're talking over our heads. We only know a little about auto mechanics. Can you dumb it down a bit?" Charlie requested.

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"Jerry, you're talking a lot of rot. None of what you say is true, feasible or even believable," Dan said.

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"Since the men are all talking shop and we can't understand them because we don't work there, let's go into the house," Jill suggested to the wives at the barbeque.

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"Have you decided whether to sell your boat and if so, have you decided how much you want for it? Are you ready to talk turkey?" Matt asked Alex.

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"You want me to pump out all the manholes on the post by myself by the end of the day? That's kind of a tall order, don't you think, Sergeant?" Private Jones said.

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"If Dad catches you stealing change from his piggy bank, he's going to tan your hide," Jerry warned his little brother.

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"I'm working for a local auto dealer now. My hot rod business tanked after the price of gasoline shot up," Kevin explained.

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