talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey

Definition of talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey

British, informal

  1. :  to talk for a long time She rarely spoke, but her brother could talk the hind legs off a donkey.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken words

    :  to convey information or communicate in any way (as with signs or sounds)

    :  to use speech :  speak

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

    :  a way of speaking :  language

    :  pointless or fruitless discussion :  verbiage

  1. :  the female of the red deer — compare hart

    :  any of various spotted groupers (especially genus Epinephelus)

  1. :  a British farm assistant

    :  rustic

  1. :  of or forming the part that follows or is behind :  rear

legplay legs
  1. :  a limb of an animal used especially for supporting the body and for walking: such as

    :  one of the paired vertebrate limbs that in bipeds extend from the top of the thigh to the foot

    :  the part of such a limb between the knee and foot

  1. :  to use the legs in walking

    :  run

  1. : legal

    : legato

    : legislative; legislature

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

  1. :  the domestic ass (Equus asinus)

    :  a stupid or obstinate person

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to criticize severely

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