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run off at the mouth

run off at the mouth

Date: Jul 15 2010


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I hope that I don’t run off at the mouth and say something stupid.”

- Twilight star Kristen Stewart on her fear of public speaking. (Us Weekly)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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talk too much; babble

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Actors are paid to perform. So it’s hard to imagine an actress as famous as Kristen Stewart, star of the Twilight movies, getting nervous about talking to people. But when an actor is on camera, she knows exactly what she is supposed to say, since she has a script. There is little chance that she’ll get nervous or confused and start to run off at the mouth.

When you run off at the mouth, you talk too much or babble. You might not make sense, or you might say something silly or weird. Think of a mouth that is so out of control, it is practically running away. Or imagine words running out of your mouth without any sort of filter. That’s what it means to run off at the mouth.

Run off at the mouth isn’t the only expression that you can use to talk about someone who talks too much. A motor mouth is someone who runs off at the mouth all the time. So is a chatty Cathy. You might say that someone who runs off at the mouth blathers, blurts, or babbles.

Do you ever run off at the mouth? Is there someone in your life who runs off at the mouth all the time?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Kendra runs off at the mouth too much.”

“It’s so annoying when Joe runs off at the mouth and doesn’t listen.”

“Every time I talk to my sister on the phone, she runs off at the mouth and I can’t hang up for at least an hour.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

angie.liu talk too much
by angie.liu
chomo keep talking
by chomo
fercita say something without think about it
by fercita
yujiabear say something that she do not want to say
by yujiabear
I guess it means that saying something qiuckly and without thinking.
by pilihuangjian
Jak07 to say something unintentionally
by Jak07
just like, "I hope I don't talk a lot and say something stupid" run off at the mouth conveys the idea of one who talks when he or she should be quiet. "How could I speak my mind if he ran off at the mouth?"
by superbchuck7
drmoccy have a slip of tongue
by drmoccy
Abai means to talk a lot without saying anything important.For example: He is too one of these politicians who run off at the mouth.
by Abai
shahrukh run off at the mouth,, i think it means confused. so the sentence will be i hope that i will not be confused and say something stupid
by shahrukh
to talk incessantly, esp about unimportant matters
by Miss Talant
Gellerke say sg stupid by accident
by Gellerke
talk all the time ceaselessly ~
by chuanchuan1986

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I am a motor mouth… but with all good or funny things…

weird things smt of course…

But who doesnt do that eventually??? :)


09:46 PM Jul 15 2010 |




It means to talk too much withouth saying anything important.

09:07 PM Jul 15 2010 |

lovely sun

lovely sun

Saudi Arabia

talk too much

08:17 PM Jul 15 2010 |


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

i  think it means that you can't control your self

07:56 PM Jul 15 2010 |




good slang !!!!!!!!!

06:28 PM Jul 15 2010 |



United States

talk to much; babble

04:11 PM Jul 15 2010 |




When i am very happy or very angry, i may run off at the mouth. I think it's nomal to run off at  the mouth .For i am young .

02:34 PM Jul 15 2010 |




talk less, listen moreCool

02:33 PM Jul 15 2010 |




thats me…i always run off at the mouh hahaha

02:32 PM Jul 15 2010 |




I think I have never run off at the mouth. Since I m level-headed person so if I get chance to run off at the mouth, I might not be able to do so.


But there are some of my friends they run off at the mouth all the time and they never feel that they are talking stupid.


We can also define the meaning in this way:

Keep up the bullshit talk

12:10 PM Jul 15 2010 |




I think that it means"something I don't want to speak like that but I still speak like that."

11:01 AM Jul 15 2010 |




so。I do。

10:12 AM Jul 15 2010 |




I always face the same problem when talking with people I am not familiar with them I feel so embarassed and saying stupid things ,and I have defeculties to choose what to say and also when talking in public I always look stupid in that situations.

09:53 AM Jul 15 2010 |




one of my best friends also talks too much, if u don't interrupt her during talking she will never stop running off at the mouth:)

I also remember one story, when I went to visit my relatives my aunt after lunch invited me to have a rest a little and we sat to sofa..there was a clock, when she began talking, it was about 11.35, and she talked during 5 hours..! and I couldn't say anything or interrupt as she was too older than me and was telling her life!

So I think to run off at the mouth isn't good at all, u must also learn to listen to someone as that person also listens to u everytime..

09:14 AM Jul 15 2010 |

Merry KHO

Merry KHO


I always face this situation, especially when i meet new people. I will get more nervous for it. When facing this situation, i always run off at the mouth. The words come out from my mouth are running off before i think first. Sometime, it doesn't make any sense and weird to the listeners….@_@

08:04 AM Jul 15 2010 |




say something that was just completely irrelevant or stupid

08:02 AM Jul 15 2010 |



The mouth is out of control

01:52 AM Jul 15 2010 |


Viet Nam

We might as well say that someone has diarrhea at the mouth

01:37 AM Jul 15 2010 |



South Korea

Every time my friend have a blind date with some girls although he has a girl friend. He always call me and he runs off at the mouth about girls. I am still single. I don't want to hear that.

12:19 AM Jul 15 2010 |

Flavio Li


very good!

07:05 AM Jul 09 2010 |

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