loose tongue

loose tongue

1. Same as cross tongue.
2. A spline in a spline joint.
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Those who are hostile to me are glad to believe any libel uttered by a loose tongue against me.
Military officers destitute of military knowledge; naval officers with no idea of a ship; civil officers without a notion of affairs; brazen ecclesiastics, of the worst world worldly, with sensual eyes, loose tongues, and looser lives; all totally unfit for their several callings, all lying horribly in pretending to belong to them, but all nearly or remotely of the order of Monseigneur, and therefore foisted on all public employments from which anything was to be got; these were to be told off by the score and the score.
You are quick to embarrass women struggling to strike a work-family balance when the only balance you know of is the see-saw between your loose tongue and your porous mouth.Babies do not arrive into this world off the back of trees, neither are they made in a test tube.
His loose tongue leaves Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe languishing in an Iranian prison.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "The PM didn't think Boris could be trusted because he had a loose tongue. He made the agencies anxious.
Think of the plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, still languishing in an Iranian jail, arguably because, again as Foreign Secretary, his loose tongue kept her there.
Summary: Indeed, US diplomats in the Middle East may have to stay on their toes if they are to prevent Washington's foes from capitalising on his loose tongue an...
Warnock was also given a verbal warning when he really should have kept his peace, but that is not always easy for a manager often accused of possessing a loose tongue.
But then again, the chairman of the would-be largest party in parliament is Imran Khan, and his loose tongue has plagued him for some time now.
Yes, Lukaku's loose tongue while at Everton was both tiresome and disrespectful, as were his bizarre over-the-top celebrations for Manchester United last season when finding the net against his former club (in contrast to his muted response to netting his first goal as a permanent Blue at the Hawthorns against West Bromwich Albion where he'd previously been on loan).