shoot off (one's) mouth

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shoot off (one's) mouth

1. To speak without discretion; to speak too loudly or freely, especially about sensitive topics or information. We would have gotten away with our plan if your dumb cousin hadn't started shooting off his mouth all over town. I figured it went without saying that I didn't want to talk about my divorce at Daniel's wedding, but you just had to go and shoot off your mouth like that!
2. To be annoyingly or overbearingly talkative, especially in a bragging or boastful manner. There's some guy at the other end of the bar shooting off his mouth about how far he can throw a football.
See also: mouth, off, shoot

shoot off one's mouth

Speak indiscreetly; also, brag or boast. For example, Now don't go shooting off your mouth about it; it's supposed to be a surprise, or Terry is always shooting off his mouth about how many languages he speaks. [Slang; mid-1800s]
See also: mouth, off, shoot

shoot off (one's) mouth

/face Slang
1. To speak indiscreetly.
2. To brag; boast.
See also: mouth, off, shoot
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POLITICIANS THINK they have a license to shoot off their mouth whenever and wherever they feel like it.
And you have those who don't know that they don't know and who shoot off their mouths.
As a result not only his colleagues in the party and the government are continuing to shoot off their mouths but even the BJP allies are also getting emboldened in making outlandish remarks.
Finally, it is about men whose sacredly held views on art, commerce, and government can cause them to unwisely shoot off their mouths.
At the least, an issue such as political security, with tragic implications for the targets and serious repercussions for the rest of the public, should be taken seriously and kept out of the hands of politicians who shoot off their mouths far too much as it is.