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sound off (about something)
1. To express an opinion, especially a complaint, loudly and intensely. Please don't bring up politics—I don't want my brother sounding off again. She never wastes an opportunity to sound off about the city's sub-par public transportation.
2. To interrupt or speak at an inappropriate time. We can't get through a single meeting without Janet sounding off about whatever we're talking about. If you sound off like that again, I'll have to ask you to leave the class.
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sound off(about something)
1. to complain about something; to gripe about something. You are always sounding off about something that gripes your soul. Just sound off if you've got a beef.
2. to speak out of turn about something. Who asked you to sound off about this? Don't just sound off without raising your hand.
to speak something loudly; to call out one's name or one's place in a numerical sequence. All right, sound off, you guys! Each one sounded off.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Express one's views vigorously and loudly, as in Dad's always sounding off about higher taxes. This expression probably comes from the original meaning, that is, "strike up a military band." [Early 1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To express one's views vigorously: We went to the town meeting to sound off about potholes in the roads.
2. To chant or count in time with one's step when marching in military formation: We heard the soldiers sounding off as they marched by.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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