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blab around

To talk about something in a loose or gossipy manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "blab" and "around." They are blabbing around that story as if it's the truth. Management is just casually blabbing around the idea of layoffs. Don't blab that nonsense around here, we're not buying it.
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blab out

To talk about or reveal a private or secret matter. A noun or pronoun can be used between "blab" and "out." I can't believe you blabbed out the plans for her surprise party right to her face! Don't tell your little brother anything you want to keep secret because he'll definitely blab it out.
See also: blab, out
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blab something around

Inf. to gossip something to others; to spread some news or secret. It's true, but don't blab it around. Did you blab around everything I told you to keep to yourself?
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blab something out

Inf. to speak out freely about something that is a secret. Don't just blab it out! Don't blab out the names of the people who were there!
See also: blab, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. n. talk; chatter; meaningless talk. I never pay any attention to blab like that.
2. tv. to tell a secret; to reveal something private in public. Tiffany blabbed the whole thing.
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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If she believes that you don't care what she says, she will not have any power over you and blabbing won't seem nearly as much fun.
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A Kennedy source revealed: "Ted's a real oldfashioned guy and all for hiding Kennedy scandals, not blabbing them on TV.
So instead of blabbing in public about the intimacies of their private life, she might be better advised to undertake some quiet contemplation of what the old boy might be saving himself for.
Ashton Kutcher has been blabbing about his experiences of parenthood with wife Demi Moore's daughters.
When she discovers that Sean's been blabbing about the sex of her baby - boy, is she mad.
Doesn't it occur to her how toe-curlingly embarrassing it must be for a 10-year-old to have his mum publicly blabbing about how good she is in bed and about the endless stream of men who've been in it.
Blabbing to the gang about the mushy text messages he sends you, how he goes out of his way to walk you to soccer practice and the funny little IM exchange you two had last night.
So it was hardly surprising when John slammed Ingrid for blabbing on about ex-hubby Chris.
Despite last week's PISH (Penile Information Stops Here) award being presented to the glut of celebs who've been blabbing about their male dangly bits in the press, the craze continues.
Just when things between him and Abby appear to be hotting up quicker than a fevered patient's thermometer, he has to go blabbing about her drink problem and ruining the best piece of ward-romance action since a certain Mr Clooney prowled the ER.
I just keep ordering tomatoes on dates and they fall at my feet." +++++ Casino Royale may have only just hit British cinemas, but EVA GREEN is already blabbing the secrets of the sequel.