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speak a mile a minute
To speak in a very quick or hurried manner; to talk very fast. When the boss gets excited, she starts speaking a mile a minute, and I can never follow everything she's trying to say!
I spoke out of turn.
Fig. I said the wrong thing.; I should not have said what I did. (An apology.) Bill: You said I was the one who did it. Mary: I'm sorry. I spoke out of turn. I was mistaken. Bill: I seem to have said the wrong thing. Bob: You certainly did. Bill: I spoke out of turn, and I'm sorry.
I spoke too soon.
1. Fig. I am wrong.; I spoke before I knew the facts. Bill: I know I said I would, but I spoke too soon. Sue: I thought so. John: You said that everything would be all right. Jane: I spoke too soon. That was before I learned that you had been arrested.
2. Fig. What I had said was just now contradicted. Bob: It's beginning to brighten up. I guess it won't rain after all. John: I'm glad to hear that. Bob: Whoops! I spoke too soon. I just felt a raindrop on my cheek. Bill: Thank heavens! Here's John now. Bob: No, that's Fred. Bill: I spoke too soon. He sure looked like John.
put a spoke in somebody's wheel(British & Australian)
to spoil someone else's plans and stop them from doing something Tell him you're using the car that weekend - that should put a spoke in his wheel.
n. lists of jokes, sent from friends via email; joke spam. I don’t know what’s worse, spokes or spam.
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