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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But on my right were blue boards closing the road and behind them a mechanical digger going at it 20 to the dozen.
And with heart beating 20 to the dozen, 'Machine Gun Mike' was introduced to the crowd by master of ceremonies John McDonald, as the crowd recited the anthem: 'Who Are Ya'.
Though she adds if you can still talk 20 to the dozen then chances are you are not exercising hard enough.
With my heart going 20 to the dozen, my name was announced and the unsuspecting audience cheered.
If your heart was beating 20 to the dozen in the last half-an-hour, just imagine how they felt out in the middle.
My ticker was going 20 to the dozen when gorgeous Tricia Penrose whispered her secret