Have a big mouth

verb phrase

To be inclined to say embarrassingly too much, esp about others’ personal affairs: Marcel Proust sure had a big mouth/ When he heard that, my pal told me I had a big mouth

[1960s+; popularized by the comedian Jackie Gleason, who often said it of himself]
see: big mouth


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