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Do you feel we should include all instances of any rhetorical device that anyone is inclined to enter (subject to attestation, of course) ? DCDuringTALK * Holiday Greetings! 16:05, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
Delete. This isn't even as common as “scream silently”. —RuakhTALK 16:17, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
I assumed on seeing the nomination that the phrase meant to quietly talk in a rebuking tone of voice. Bgc does not seem to have it that way: all its hits for the phrase are either for our current definition (to have a strong but unarticulated emotion) or ambiguous. So keep as undecipherable from parts.—msh210℠ 17:52, 29 December 2009 (UTC)