mouth off

phrasal verb

mouthed off; mouthing off; mouths off
informal
: to talk in a loud, unpleasant, or rude way
He got in trouble again for mouthing off to his teacher.
She's always mouthing off about how much better she could run the company herself.

Examples of mouth off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kind of spice that doesn’t burn your mouth off. Roxana Popescu, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024 Curtis told me that the kid was mouthing off, talking about how the retreating glaciers ground down whatever mountains were here, pulverized them into the bed of an ancient sea. Hazlitt, 20 Sep. 2023 By Thursday, Bryan was arrested after mouthing off to a police officer after Bryan’s security guard got pulled over. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 11 Sep. 2023 Immediately people invested in the doom-loop narrative started mouthing off. Curbed, 10 May 2023 Always shootin’ his mouth off, and puttin’ his foot in it. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 21 June 2023 Whoever cut the mouth off a large fish and left it in the Texas sun ought to remember that. Shepard Price, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Mouth off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouth%20off. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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