Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Meaning of Idiom ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’ To put your money where your mouth is means to do something rather than just talk about it; to take actions that support your opinion, statements or position; to use your own money in support of something you say your support. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American … Read more

Loudmouth, be a

Also: Have a loud mouth Meaning of Idiom ‘Loudmouth’ A loudmouth is a person who talks too loudly, often boastfully, offensively and continually; one who talks indiscreetly; a gossip. 1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Cambridge Academic Content … Read more

Big Mouth, have a

Also: be a big mouth big mouth Meaning of Idiom ‘Have a Big Mouth’ To have a big mouth means to be talkative and prone to revealing secrets or to be verbally tactless; to talk too much and too loudly, often in an obnoxious or boastful way. To be a big mouth is to be … Read more

Give Someone a Mouthful

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Give Someone a Mouthful’ To give someone a mouthful is to speak to them in a very rude, harsh, abusive, or critical way; to shout or yell at someone; to curse at someone. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. ,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United … Read more

A Mouthful

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Mouthful’ A mouthful refers to words or names that are long and difficult to say or pronounce. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005. Usage This idiom may be confused with say a … Read more

You Said a Mouthful

Meaning of Idiom ‘You Said a Mouthful’ To say a mouthful means to say a great deal or to say something very important. When someone says “You said a mouthful” they mean “you said something very important or meaningful.” Less often, a long statement.  1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, … Read more

Put Your Foot In Your Mouth

Also: (to have) Foot-in-Mouth Disease Meaning of Idiom ‘To Put Your Foot in Your Mouth To put your foot in your mouth (or put one’s foot in one’s mouth) means to say something embarrassing, tactless, unintentionally insulting, or socially awkward; to commit a social blunder by saying something foolish. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Ammer, … Read more

Hand To Mouth, living from

Meaning of Idiom ‘Live (from) Hand to Mouth’ To live from hand to mouth means to only have enough money to buy the utmost essentials that one presently needs; to have barely enough money to survive and no ability to save so that one is always on the verge of not having food, shelter, etc.; 1Brenner, … Read more

From the Horse’s Mouth

  Also: Straight from the horse’s mouth Meaning of Idiom ‘From the Horse’s Mouth’ When information comes from the horse’s mouth it comes from the best authority or most dependable source, especially when the information comes directly from the person whom the information concerns or who has direct personal knowledge of the situation. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of … Read more