a plum in (one's) mouth(redirected from a plum in his mouth)
a plum in (one's) mouth
A manner of speech that is indicative of a high social class. Primarily heard in UK. Because he always sounds like he has a plum in his mouth, none of us working-class sods can stand to listen to him. Have you noticed that Sally's been speaking with a plum in her mouth ever since she started living in inner London? Dermot's a pretentious one, isn't he? Always sounds like he's got a plum in his mouth.
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a plum in your mouthBRITISH
If someone speaks with a plum in their mouth, they speak with an accent that is typical of a high social class. While she does not talk with a plum in her mouth, she is very articulate. Note: This expression is used to show disapproval. Note: This is from the idea that the accent used by upper-class speakers of British English makes them sound as though they have a plum in their mouth.
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