beat one's gums

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

tv. to waste time talking a great deal without results. I’m tired of beating my gums about this stuff.
See also: beat, gum
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