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hoof-in-mouth disease

Slang definitions & phrases for hoof-in-mouth disease

hoof-in-mouth disease

noun phrase

A tendency to speech before thought; the habit of opening one's ''big fat mouth'': Among the most notable practitioners of hoofin-mouth disease in the past year

[1960s+; fr put one's foot in it with a pun on the hoof-and-mouth disease of farm animals, so designated by 1887]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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