shoot off (one's) mouth

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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.
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shoot off (one's) mouth

/face Slang
1. To speak indiscreetly.
2. To brag; boast.
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The man who shot off his mouth was Tapas Paul, 56-year-old second-time Member of Parliament (MP) of Trinamool Congress, which ended the 34-year-long rule of Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the state in May 2011.
On the question that the Congress' crown prince is yet to come out of his cocoon and connect, the minister shot off his mouth saying that India follows him on his web page, pitching him as a Netizen leader.
But it wouldn't be the first time a member of a school committee shot off his mouth and stuck his nose where it didn't belong, and he should have been told to back off.
Suresh Kalmadi, chairman of the organising committee who is already under fire over the slow progress of the infrastructure in New Delhi, had shot off his mouth by saying that the Jamaican ace would be very much a part of the Games next October.
He could have shot off his mouth about standing for Mayor and what happened behind the scenes, but he's been discreet.
Ousted: Rick Fox, who's had a hot shooting hand off the bench lately, shot off his mouth instead Friday, and paid the price, getting ejected in the third quarter.