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mouthful of marbles

A phrase used to describe the speech of someone who mumbles when talking. I have such a hard time understanding him—he always sounds like he has a mouthful of marbles.
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say a mouthful

Fig. to say a lot; to say something very important or meaningful. When you said things were busy around here, you said a mouthful. It is terribly busy. You sure said a mouthful, Bob. Things are really busy.
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You (really) said a mouthful.

Inf. Fig. You said exactly what needed to be said.; What you said was very meaningful and had great impact. Bill: Did you hear what I said to her? Jane: Yes. You said a mouthful. Was she mad? Bill: This is the worst food I have ever eaten. It is either stale, wilted, dry, or soggy! Tom: You said a mouthful!
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say a mouthful

Utter something important or meaningful, as in You said a mouthful when you called him a fine musician. This term is often used to express agreement, much as you can say that again is. It was first recorded in 1790.
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mouthful

1. n. a true statement. You said a mouthful, and I agree.
2. n. a tirade. Paul really gave me a mouthful. I didn’t know I hurt his feelings.
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Savour each mouthful and enjoy the wonderful textures and sensations as you thoroughly chew each mouthful.
A third of the students were told to eat as they normally would, another third to pause for ten seconds between swallowing each mouthful and the last group to chew each bite for 30 seconds before swallowing.
Sue and Mel happily started to stuff their faces with the colourful concoctions although the Guinness and Baileys cupcakes proved a mouthful too much for most - the liquorice offering didn't get many takers either.
But on Christmas Day his parents Debbie, 35, and Grant, 37, hope he will try something new as they are going to encourage him to take his first mouthful of savoury food.
At the Mid Wales Mouthful Food Festival visitors can enjoy a wide range of tasty food and drink from 57 of the region's best food producers, with stalls featuring gourmet ingredients, quality local meat and fresh produce, artisan and speciality food.
TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson demonstrates his recipes at the inaugural Mid Wales Mouthful festival, Builth Wells
OK, you' repaying pretty much top supermarket whack, but it's for a top wine - delicate with underlying hints of lemon and lime; a classic mouthful from a grape which was once much derided.
The man is a presence, undoubtedly; stomping about in his large frame, refracting sunlight from his mouthful of precious stones.
That's a mouthful and a handful, but it doesn't stop there.
No doubt he got an even bigger mouthful when she finally got him home.
4 -- color) Darren Brown, 12, of Quartz Hill gets a mouthful of strawberry funnel cake Saturday at the 15th annual California Poppy Festival in Lancaster.
In the past, the path to perfectly aligned teeth meant a smile marred by a mouthful of metal brackets and wire.
Hyaluronan," a mouthful of a molecule, regulates cell movement and growth.
Each mouthful delivered a different flavour, texture and colour.
She claims that moments earlier she had received a mouthful of abuse from her attacker as he manouevred his car past her van in the parking area Blyth Community Hospital and the health centre next to it.