||feeling strange or unreal, stoned
||After falling, Jeff was spaced out. He looked dazed and limp.
||first stage of the work, preparation for later work, pave the way
||Paul did the spade work for our food bank. He asked each of the
merchants for a donation.
||please do not tell me, do not bore me with
||Spare me the gross details of your love affairs. I'm not interested.
|speak highly of
||praise, say that a person is great or excellent
||Angela's former teachers speak very highly of her.
|speak of the devil
||the person we are speaking about has just arrived
||As I walked into the room, Piotr said to Dorota, "Speaking of the devil,
here he is now! Ha ha."
||say what you think, speak your mind
||Did you speak out at the meeting? Did you tell them what is wrong?
||speak louder, crank it up
||Please speak up so everyone can hear you.
||tells a lot, reveals much
||Your smile speaks volumes about your career. You like it.
|speak your mind
||say what you think or feel, speak out
||We want you to speak your mind on this issue. State your opinion.
||go faster, accelerate, step on it
||Don't speed up when you come to an intersection. Slow down!