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talk about

vb (intr, preposition)
1. to discuss
2. used informally and often ironically to add emphasis to a statement: all his plays have such ridiculous plots — talk about good drama!.
3. know what one is talking about to have thorough or specialized knowledge
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.talk about - to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The author talks about the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
deal, plow, handle, treat, cover, address - act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
descant - talk at great length about something of one's interest
talk shop - discuss matters that are related to work; "As soon as they met, the linguists started to talk shop"
2.talk about - discuss or mention; "They spoke of many things"
hash out, talk over, discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
blaspheme - speak of in an irreverent or impious manner; "blaspheme God"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
References in classic literature ?
She might as well tell him, she thought she could talk about Dickon without mentioning the secret garden.
To talk about Dickon meant to talk about the moor and about the cottage and the fourteen people who lived in it on sixteen shillings a week--and the children who got fat on the moor grass like the wild ponies.
She always found something else to talk about. She frequently did that, however, when Pollyanna was talking of others--of Dr.
I have had half a dozen soldier fellows in already this morning to talk about it, and we're simply mad with curiosity.
"They talk about giving me a home job and I don't think I could stick it.
I can understand why he doesn't like to talk a lot about the wounded and that sort of thing, but he must have had some interesting adventures."" "I don't think," Lady Conyers said, "the very nicest men talk about their adventures."
"Hugh doesn't talk about anything," she complained.
I suppose I didn't talk about them in the right way.
I'd better meet you on your own ground, and talk about your majolica and engravings.
Themes include who I talk to, what I talk about, where I talk, when I talk and why I talk.
Tsou, Thelwall, Mongeon, and Sugimoto discuss a thematic feature, namely the tendency of TED presenters to talk about "weighty," potentially world-changing issues, often with a science background ("A Community of Curious Souls" 4).