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a man of few words

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha man of few wordsa man of few wordsTALK TO somebodya man who does not talk very much Being a man of few words, his message was short and to the point. man
Examples from the Corpus
a man of few wordsHe had a clear scientific mind but was self-effacing, modest, and a man of few words.I am therefore a man of few words and I have been very brief throughout my professional career.Blitherdick, usually a man of few words, had become lachrymose about Blenkinsop's enjoyment of a good wine.He was a man of few words except when he mounted the stage to recite his poetry.He was a man of few words but many graphic gestures.He was a man of few words in any case, Maggie noted.Bill Templeman was a man of few words.
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