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"neck" phrase

Posted by ESC on September 17, 2003

In Reply to: "Neck" phrase posted by laura on September 17, 2003

: Is there a phrase that goes something like "speaking or talking out the side of one's neck?" If so, what does it mean

Here's my guess/opinion. It's when a person talks out of the corner of the mouth so the comment won't be heard by everyone. An "aside" -- "an utterance meant to be inaudible to someone; especially : an actor's speech heard by the audience but supposedly not by other characters." (Merriam-Webster online)