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verbal diarrhea

Babbling, longwinded talk; inane and lengthy chatter. Primarily heard in US. I get so nervous when I go out on dates that I always start getting verbal diarrhea and sounding like a fool.
See also: diarrhea, verbal

verbal assault

Very hostile speech directed at someone. Don't talk to Stan today—I just tried to ask him a simple question, and I got a verbal assault. A: "Why are you crying?" B: "The professor gave me a verbal assault in the middle of my presentation."
See also: assault, verbal

verbal diarrhoea

  (British, American & Australian humorous) also verbal diarrhea (American & Australian humorous)
if someone has verbal diarrhoea, they talk too much It was awful - a whole evening with this guy who had verbal diarrhoea.
See also: verbal