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babbling idiot

A person who talks excessively without making sense or saying anything of importance, sarcastically and derogatorily likened to someone with a mental deficiency. Maurice just rattled on and on like a babbling idiot last night about his schemes to get rich. I must have sounded like a babbling idiot from the way I talked about the new house.
See also: idiot
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Trouble is they babble and they try to speak at once.
Bain too often indulges in the sort of management babble which includes such phrases as "core business".
But instead I let Derek babble on about how he looked forward to "helping out the team, working with the coach, blah, blah, blah.
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Two Canadian films also formed part of this selection: Julie--Christine Fortier's Line Up and Steven Woloshen's Babble on Palms.
They babble constantly, but are unaware that their utterances aren't intelligible to adults.
In one passage she focuses the reader's attention on the sudden appearance of a rare and fragile gonepteryx butterfly among the stony outcroppings and dilapidated ruins of Baalbek where tourists babble and gawk.
River (1993), by coartistic director KT Nelson, has some of the simplicity and sensuality of Scissors Paper Stone, though for irony and wit it substitutes the aforementioned babble.
How we doze upright on buses, how the night overtakes us in the babble of headphones, how the singing and clapping of another generation fade like distant radio as we ride, forehead heavy on the window, how we sleep, how we sleep.
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), through its wholly owned subsidiary Disney Online, has acquired Babble Media, Inc.
The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion on Wednesday took a stand against the extrajudicial killings and the House of Representatives' decision to allocate just P1,000 of the 2018 budget for the Commission on Human Rights.
In these times, babies babble, which is a precursor to word production.
London, March 22 (ANI): Scientists are developing a pair of virtual ears that would help architects single out a voice against background babble in a room.