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vaccinated with a gramophone needle

old-fashioned Disposed to lengthy or endless chatter. A reference to the needle used on a gramophone, a type of early record player, and the needle used to inoculate against infectious disease during vaccination. You'd think he was vaccinated with a gramophone needle from the way he yammers on like that. My mother says I was vaccinated with a gramophone needle, so please stop me if I start rambling.
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