back talk

[ bak-tawk ]SEE DEFINITION OF back talk

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BACK TALK

When I give an order and there's any back talk, I want to understand it.

"For giving me back talk," said the youth who never quarreled with any one.

You go an' do what I tell you to, and don't gimme none o' your back talk.

"Say 'sir' when you talk to an officer, an' no back talk either," ordered the mate.

Do you dare give me any of your back talk, you yellow heathen?

Then, back talk, in the voices of six-shooters, came from a corner of the room.

But when I finish the job I'll guarantee they'll do what I tell 'em without any back talk.

"I'll have no back talk from you, you sulky dough-face," roared Lathrop.

Officers are quick to exact instant obedience, and the least show of rebellion or "back talk" is answered with a blow.

He did not enjoy what Bill Mosely called "back talk" as well as his partner, and it struck him as so much waste of time.

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