talk nineteen to the dozen

Definition of talk nineteen to the dozen

British, informal

  1. :  to speak rapidly and without stopping He showed us around the house while talking nineteen to the dozen.

Word by Word Definitions

talkplay
  1. :  to deliver or express in speech :  utter

    :  to make the subject of conversation or discourse :  discuss

    :  to influence, affect, or cause by talking

  1. :  the act or an instance of talking :  speech

    :  a way of speaking :  language

    :  pointless or fruitless discussion :  verbiage

dozenplay
  1. :  a group of 12

    :  an indefinitely large number


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