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1informal(insolence)impertinencia feminineinsolencia feminineI don't want any backchat! — ¡no me contestes!
- He said: ‘It is a shame that among these youths there were several who wanted to give us cheek and backchat to try to look the part in front of their friends.’
- The new Education Secretary has announced a crackdown on classroom backchat and persistent insolence.
- She said: ‘We want a zero tolerance approach to disruptive behaviour in all our schools, on everything from backchat to bullying and violence.’
- But they then conceded a silly penalty and compounded their error when, after some backchat, the referee moved them ten metres backwards.
- A frustrated mother, tired of her daughter's bad exam results, lateness and backchat to teachers, decided on drastic action.
- The aspect of the Spanish game that has most surprised him, he says, is the minutes devoted to backchat with referees, the discussions with opponents, the gamesmanship.
- Ms Kelly said it was time to redraw the line on what was acceptable behaviour, and called for an end to backchat, lateness and ignoring uniform rules.
2(repartee)murmullo de fondo masculine