mouth of a sailor

mouth of a sailor

A tendency or proclivity to use coarse, rude, or vulgar language. I don't know what you're letting your son watch on television, but, for a fifth grader, he sure has the mouth of a sailor! My grandmother is the sweetest old lady you'll ever know, but, my lord, does she have the mouth of a sailor!
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In an episode of the upcoming third season of HBO's acclaimed Western ``Deadwood,'' Al Swearengen, the town's saloon/brothel owner with the soul of a poet but the mouth of a sailor, declares, ``Change ain't looking for friends.
Smarty Jones' owners, Roy and Patricia Chapman, are car-dealership owners from Philadelphia, he with the mouth of a sailor.