babbling idiot

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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I get 'movie star-itis.' I also get what I call 'Queen-itis.' When I meet the Queen (of England), I become a babbling idiot. I have the same thing with movie stars.
You're starting to look like a babbling idiot so quit while we still love you.
However, where Tarantino and the Basterds succeeded in fulfilling every American's darkest fantasy by enveloping Hitler and the ruling Nazi party in a fiery blaze, Levy turns Hitler into a Jew-needy babbling idiot.
In general, it takes me about a year in total to get used to all the stuff my phone can do, and in the few months after that, I have usually dropped it enough times to render it a babbling idiot. And then I need to get a new phone again.
But when your lips start moving, it's like your brain is back on summer vacation and some babbling idiot has taken over your thought processes.
Apart from a defeat at Durham after Marcus Trescothick turned into a babbling idiot at the toss, England have looked the better team.
-"I come across sometimes as crude and crass and bad, a Neanderthal, a babbling idiot. I like to show you that person because that's what you come to see."
"I can be a babbling idiot but I feel I did nothing wrong and I feel very strongly that I'm innocent in this case."
Tyson added: "I come across as rude and crass as a neanderthal and a babbling idiot. I like to be that person and I like to show that person.