shoot off (one's) mouth

(redirected from shooting off their mouth)

shoot off (one's) 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 shooting off his 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 shoot off your 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 shooting off his mouth about how far he can throw a football.
See also: mouth, off, shoot

shoot off (one's) mouth

/face Slang
1. To speak indiscreetly.
2. To brag; boast.
See also: mouth, off, shoot
References in periodicals archive ?
He said many speakers being prosecuted ''are teenagers who are essentially shooting off their mouths and making sort of ill-timed, sarcastic comments which wind up getting them thrown in jail.
are shooting off their mouths about what to do in Iraq now.
So rather than try to say something bold and risk looking like a boob a few weeks hence, the idea arose to enlist a panel of experts--adept in shooting off their mouths before their brains have fully congealed--to see what their TV observations might sound like, if I could stomach actually speaking to them.
They could win the war just by shooting off their mouths.