man\ of\ few\ words


man\ of\ few\ words
n. phr.
A man who doesn't talk very much; a man who says only what is needed.

The principal is a man of few words, but the pupils know what he wants.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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