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English definition of “speak volumes”

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speak volumes

C2 If something speaks volumes, it makes an opinion, characteristic, or situation very clear without the use of words: She said very little but her face spoke volumes.
Translations of “speak volumes”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(看法、特點或情況)不言自明, 清楚表明…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(看法、特点或情况)不言自明, 清楚表明…
(Definition of speak volumes from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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