smart mouth

smart mouth

1. One who is sarcastic and/or speaks to others with disrespect. How dare you talk to me like that? I didn't raise you to be a smart mouth!
2. The tendency to speak in such a way. Since when did you get such a smart mouth? Don't talk back.
See also: mouth, smart
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

smart mouth someone

who makes wisecracks; a cocky person who speaks out of turn. Don't be a smart mouth with me! Mr. Atkins is going to get a reputation as a smart mouth.
See also: mouth, smart
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

smart mouth

n. someone who makes wisecracks; a cocky person who speaks out of turn. Don’t be a smart mouth with me!
See also: mouth, smart
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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