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|Subject:||To say nothing of, not to mention, etc.|
|Question:||1. Book Title: Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) 2. She's overweight, not to mention her high blood pressure. I know these are idioms of sorts but is there a linguistic term for these phrases that say something not to be said. Is this sarcasm? Irony? I give up. I would love an answer. Thank you, Kathryn Klein|