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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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Flavio Li


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07:04 AM Jul 09 2010 |

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