shoot (one's) mouth off

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shoot (one's) mouth off

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 shooting his mouth off 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 shoot your mouth off 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 shooting his mouth off about how far he can throw a football.
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shoot one's mouth off

Inf. to boast or talk too much; to tell secrets. Don't pay any attention to Bob. He's always shooting his mouth off. Oh, Sally! Stop shooting off your mouth! You don't know what you're talking about.
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shoot your mouth off

INFORMAL
1. If someone shoots their mouth off, they boast about their skills and qualities. He'd been shooting his mouth off saying he could sing, when of course, he couldn't.
2. If someone shoots their mouth off, they talk publicly about something which is secret. No one with any sense goes shooting their mouth off about their private affairs to the tabloids. A respected lawyer, she ought to know better than to go shooting her mouth off like this in public.
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shoot your mouth off

talk boastfully or indiscreetly. informal
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shoot your ˈmouth off (about something)


1 talk publicly or carelessly about things which should be secret: This is a secret. Please don’t shoot your mouth off to everyone about it.
2 talk loudly and with too much pride about something: Mark is always shooting his mouth off about all the money he earns. OPPOSITE: watch your mouth/tongue
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shoot one’s mouth off

tv. to brag; to tell secrets. So you had to go and shoot off your mouth about the bankruptcy proceedings!
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This almost certainly means: "If I sit tight and don't go shooting my mouth off about needing to make lots of new signings I can make damned good money for a man of my age."
"Last time I was shooting my mouth off, telling him all about Cardiff and what he could expect - but I can't now.
I don't regret shooting my mouth off because, in a roundabout fashion, justice has been done.
Other than shooting my mouth off round the office, the only real planning I have made is to propose a diary of what I eat and how much I exercise.
"I've spent almost two years biting my tongue because I'm a man and I don't go shooting my mouth off without being able to back it up.
Responding to complaints from one MP that he was failing to make enough public statements about the crisis, he said Dr Weightman's review "is going to be more reassuring to public opinion, whatever conclusions that he comes to, than if I was to start grandstanding, shooting my mouth off, saying something was X when it is too early to tell."