talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : to use speech : speak

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

  2. : a way of speaking : language

  3. : pointless or fruitless discussion : verbiage

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

  2. : any of various spotted groupers (especially genus Epinephelus)

  1. : a British farm assistant

  2. : rustic

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

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

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

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

  1. : to use the legs in walking

  1. : the 19th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic s

  1. sulfur

  1. — compare 1-es

  1. used to form adverbs denoting usual or repeated action or state

  1. — compare 2-es

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

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

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

donkey play
  1. : the domestic ass (Equus asinus)

  2. : a stupid or obstinate person


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