talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey

idiom

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

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“Talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talk%20the%20hind%20leg%28s%29%20off%20a%20donkey. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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