beat (one's) gums

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beat (one's) gums

To talk repeatedly and/or lengthily but without impact. I constantly beat my gums about dirty dishes in the sink, and the kids still never clean up after themselves!
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beat one's gums

to waste time talking a great deal without results. (As if one were toothless.) I'm tired of beating my gums about this over and over. You're just beating your gums. No one is listening.
See also: beat, gum
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

beat one’s gums

tv. to waste time talking a great deal without results. I’m tired of beating my gums about this stuff.
See also: beat, gum
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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