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back talk

or back·talk (băk′tôlk′)
Insolent or impudent retorts.
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Noun1.backtalk - an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your sass"
comeback, rejoinder, retort, riposte, replication, counter, return - a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
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Ms Phillips also spoke out about the attitude of some male MPs to pregnancy, saying: "I think some of the men in this building, and some of the backtalk I've heard when I've talked about this, should be ashamed of bragging about being here, moments when their babies were born.
1990); Backtalk (1982); and Personal Effects (1977).
When more services are available, Echo will update the settings automatically through the cloud--without any backtalk.
One also senses that it is Lucy's backtalk that makes her attractive to Paul; as she herself observes, "nothing drove him so nearly frantic as the tremor of an apprehensive and distrustful spirit; nothing soothed him like confidence tempered with gentleness" (Villette, 273).
A post in BackTalk, filed under "criminally negligent journalism," called out the newspaper for running a front page story with the headline, "Anonymity in Police Shooting Fuels Frustration.
Although, I admit, I desire, Occasionally, some backtalk From the mute sky, I can't honestly complain: A certain minor light may still Lean incandescent Out of kitchen table or chair As if a celestial burning took Possession of the most obtuse objects now and then (10)
Eventually Kailasha become involved at the highest level, responding to millions with crisp, clear advice and no backtalk.
A "Japanese Monument", located at the west end of the Bikini Island village, dates to about 1939 and commemorates the death of several people killed in an air crash in the lagoon (Bikini Backtalk 1947: 3).
I made things up: fictitious names I called my sister, egregious attitude and backtalk toward my parents (which happened, yes, though perhaps not that same week, or with such dramatic detail.
Writing for the Backtalk blog from Library Journal, John Farrier describes his work as a digital content curator at Neatorama (www.
SENSEable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011 Backtalk is one of a number of projects from MIT recently, addressing the consequences and implications of globalisation (Source Maps is another such example).
He did not have a stellar behavior record, and his backtalk was the proverbial straw.