Your Very Own (lovemedammit) wrote in linguaphiles,
Your Very Own

Loaded phrases

Exchanging emails (in English) with a friend (Spanish), a phrase came up which I would consider to be "loaded." He, however, didn't seem to be aware of this reputation.

The friend said: "I met someone tonight."

In course of fact, he had met up with someone.
But it made me think about loaded phrases - where what is understood is always more than what is said.

"We need to talk" is, of course, another famous example.

The linguaphilic question is this:
What other loaded phrases can you think of in English and any other languages you know?

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