flap (one's) gums

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flap (one's) gums

To chatter or blather. Quit flapping your gums—I need some quiet so I can think! Whenever Charlie starts to flap his gums, I can't get in a word!
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flap one's gums

 and flap one's jaws
Rur. to talk aimlessly. They're still out on the porch, flapping their gums. Well, I can't sit here flapping my jaws all day. Gotta get back to work.
See also: flap, gum

flap your gums

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If someone flaps their gums, they talk a lot without saying anything important. Who wants to hear you flapping your gums first thing in the morning?
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Still, pounds 450,000 just to flap his gums is not bad going.
I never get quotes right, and, like everyone else, I get bored listening to the safety officer flap his gums with all those platitudes.
For Camacho it was easy because all he had to do was flap his gums in the weeks preceding the fight to sell tickets and pay-per-view buys and simply make his way into the ring.