spout off

spout off

 (about someone or something)
1. to brag or boast about someone or something. Stop spouting off about Tom. Nobody could be that good! Alice is spouting off about her new car.
2. to speak out publicly about someone or something; to reveal information publicly about someone or something. I wish you wouldn't spout off about my family affairs in public. There is no point in spouting off about this problem.
See also: off, spout

spout off

v.
1. To speak continuously and tediously: I dread spending an evening with my cousins and listening to them spout off about their last vacation.
2. To utter something that is long-winded and tedious: I'd hoped for a simple answer, but the mechanic spouted off a technical explanation that confused me even more. The tour guides have to memorize the speech until they can spout it off without effort.
See also: off, spout
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But then hiding behind a computer to spout off is never big or very clever.
They'll also spout off a load of claptrap about how they have a better "understanding", of what it's like to be dirt poor and starving.
The anti-lease community also likes to spout off about how leasing doesn't take advantage of favorable interests rates that taking out a loan can do.
How can any of us possibly understand that it isn't okay to spout off racist remarks anywhere?
IT'S all very well for David Cameron to spout off about how we should all remember the values of Jesus Christ at Easter.
It's amazing the way people will spout off these fake statistics that men think about sex nearly constantly and so much more often than women do.
One thing that doesn't come out in your article - but then it seems whenever and wherever Conservative controlled WCC and Conservative Councillor Tilly May spout off about this, they forget to mention it - is that it cost pounds 110,000 of taxpayers' money to build.
It makes my blood boil when people spout off about things they know nothing about.
Committees, in my experience, are talking shops where people can spout off about something they know very little about.
I never tell anyone that Fag Ash Lil was my ex, so why does she spout off into print again?
Dear Editor, David Cameron can spout off all he likes about how wonderful his party is, but I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him.
IT WAS laughable to hear Paul Allott, the so-called Sky cricket expert, spout off about the omission of Ian Bell from the Bears side who played Hampshire in the recent Friends Provident semi-final.
Funny how all those folks who regularly spout off about how they hate taxes of all kinds are falling all over themselves in support of the plan to prop up Fish & Game with General Fund support.
Whenever someone wants to hear a candidate spout off his/her beliefs, or try to figure out who is right and who is wrong regarding certain measures, they can tune in to the Political Channel.
Thanks to the listeners of Progressive Radio and Progressive Point of View, and to the forty stations that carry us, and to the talented engineers at Audio for the Arts, who record me as I spout off.