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mouthful of marbles

A phrase used to describe the speech of someone who mumbles when talking. I have such a hard time understanding him—he always sounds like he has a mouthful of marbles.
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JEFF BRIDGES, below ALTHOUGH largely unintelligible throughout thanks to what sounds like a mouthful of marbles and a set of dentures two sizes too small, Jeff Bridges inhabits his burned-out, grizzled country singer in Crazy Heart with frightening ease.