shoot off at the mouth

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shoot off at the mouth

  1. (informal, idiomatic) To boast, or brag, or talk too much.
    • 2003, Henry Kissinger, Crisis: The Anatomy Of Two Mojor Foreign Policy Crises, p.28
      Don't let [presidential press secretary Ron] Ziegler shoot off at the mouth without our knowledge.
  2. (informal, idiomatic) To disclose some information that was supposed to be secret.