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yack one's head off

Fig. to talk a great deal. Jane yacked her head off and ended up with a sore throat. Don't yack your head off!
See also: head, off, yack

yack something up

Inf. to talk a great deal [about someone or something]. (The something is often it.) She yacked the concert up endlessly. Sally yacked up the concert, trying to get people to attend. Yack it up and see if you can get people to attend.
See also: up, yack

yack

and yock and yuck and yuk (jæk and jɔk and jək)
1. n. a foolish person. Who’s the yock wearing the red bandana?
2. n. idle chatter. I’ve heard enough yack to last me a lifetime.
3. Go to yak.

yak

and yack (jæk)
1. in. to talk. Stop yakking for a minute.
2. n. a chat. We had a nice little yack and then left for work.
3. n. a joke. Don’t tell that yack again. It’s not a winner.
4. n. a laugh from a joke. The audience produced a feeble yak that was mostly from embarrassment.
5. in. to vomit. (Onomatopoetic.) Hank was in the john yakking all night.
6. n. cognac. (Streets.) My man, have some yak.

yack

verb
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So we carried on yacking away and laughing loudly at our own jokes.
Tough luck too on the wretched reporters who were forced to stand outside, desperately yacking away but saying sweet fanny adam beyond the bleeding obvious, that HRH'd be back soon with his family - and missing their own chance of a Happy Christmas with their own.
Meanwhile, the USOC's threat of a single 24-hour channel that could help make the Olympics more valuable to TV network bidding as well as expose the sports on a regular basis continues on in the yacking stages.
We'd start a session at mid-day but not get started 'til seven or eight as we'd just be yacking to whoever came in that day, and trying to get an angle on what they did.
Three weeks ago we had a lad in the balcony yacking away during the adverts and trailers.
Today, at dominoes, I was accused of taking the former as I was as high as a kite and couldn't stop yacking.
His yacking is so incessant, you feel like screaming at him - stop moaning, stop whining, and stop swearing (the same goes for Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall, while we're at it).
Sean Salisbury stakes his reputation on yacking as much about football as humanly possible.