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bat one's gums

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bat one's gums

verb phrase

(Variations: beat or hump or flap may replace bat; chops or jaw or jowls or lip may replace gums) To talk, esp idly or frivolously: He didn't mean it—he was just batting his gums/ Well, you weren't just flapping your lip that time (WWII)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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