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run off at the mouth

1. To speak without discretion; to speak too loudly or freely, especially about sensitive topics or information. We would have gotten away with our plan if your dumb cousin hadn't started running off at the mouth all over town. I figured it went without saying that I didn't want to talk about my divorce at Daniel's wedding, but you just had to go and run off at the mouth like that!
2. To be annoyingly or overbearingly talkative, especially in a bragging or boastful manner. There's some guy at the other end of the bar running off at the mouth about how far he can throw a football.
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run off at the mouth

Sl. to talk too much. I wish you would stop running off at the mouth. Tom runs off at the mouth too much. I wish he would temper his remarks.
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run off at the mouth

Talk incessantly, babble, as in Wilbur is always running off at the mouth about his investments. This idiom transfers a flow of water to an unending flow of words. [Slang; c. 1900]
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run off at the mouth

talk excessively or indiscreetly. North American informal
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run off at the ˈmouth

(American English, informal) talk too much, in a way that is not sensible: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to run off at the mouth like that.
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run off at the mouth

in. to talk too much; to have diarrhea of the mouth. Tom runs off at the mouth too much. I wish he would temper his remarks.
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Yet on Sunday night le Guen himself, and this is a man not known for running off at the mouth, suggested he could well spend the next 15 years in Scotland.
And not to be outdone, Alex is running off at the mouth about her "mistreatment" by Best's family on the day of the service.
But Beattie has come through too many disappointments in the last couple of years to start running off at the mouth.
But while Harrison is running up mountains in Las Americas his opponent is running off at the mouth in Las Vegas.
It may have been immature running off at the mouth, but it confirmed a growing impression that government has become a tightly- controlled clique and what matters is entry to the Inner Circle.