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say a mouthful

1. To speak at length or voluminously (about something). The senator has already said a mouthful about the issue in press events and on the floor of Congress, but she says this is just the beginning of her campaign. I always say a mouthful when this topic comes up, so tell me to stop if I start rambling.
2. To say something that is particularly poignant, pertinent, or revealing. The executive said a mouthful when he admitted that the company hadn't done enough to protect customers' privacy. This was their worst season in the history of the team, which is saying a mouthful considering how poorly they've done for the last decade.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

say a mouthful

Fig. to say a lot; to say something very important or meaningful. When you said things were busy around here, you said a mouthful. It is terribly busy. You sure said a mouthful, Bob. Things are really busy.
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You (really) said a mouthful.

Inf. Fig. You said exactly what needed to be said.; What you said was very meaningful and had great impact. Bill: Did you hear what I said to her? Jane: Yes. You said a mouthful. Was she mad? Bill: This is the worst food I have ever eaten. It is either stale, wilted, dry, or soggy! Tom: You said a mouthful!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

say a mouthful

Utter something important or meaningful, as in You said a mouthful when you called him a fine musician. This term is often used to express agreement, much as you can say that again is. It was first recorded in 1790.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

say a mouthful

make a striking or important statement; say something noteworthy. North American informal
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you said a mouthful

What you said is absolutely true or important or relevant. This American colloquialism dates from the early 1900s. Dorothy Parker used it in Life (Feb. 3, 1921), “‘You said a mouthful.’ I confess.”
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