shoot one's mouth off

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shoot one's mouth off

  1. (idiomatic) To make reckless or exaggerated statements.
    • 1943, David Deutsch, "Heard in the Lobbies," The Canadian Jewish Chronicle, 16 July, (retrieved 7 Jan. 2010):
      George Jessel . . . is still shooting his mouth off as though nothing mattered except his own gift for wise-cracks.
    • 2004, Alex Witchel, "The Salon Keeper," New York Times, 28 March, (retrieved 7 Jan. 2010):
      I never shot my mouth off, I was quiet and I listened.

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