talk twenty to the dozen

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talk twenty to the dozen

To talk (to someone) very rapidly, hurriedly, and/or energetically. My aunt can get talking twenty to the dozen if you get her on a topic she's passionate about.
See also: dozen, talk, twenty
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the other day I was wedged in next to this darling little lady who talked twenty to the dozen from King's Cross to Leeds - I'm afraid that I wasn't too receptive that morning, because I'd just got back late the night before from my hen night in Paris, which was - well, a bit riotous, let's say