Meaning of loose tongue in English:

loose tongue


  • A tendency to speak indiscreetly.

    ‘The 25-year-old appears keen to foster an impression that he has largely kicked the habit of seeking out the country life, a pastime revealed by the loose tongue of fellow Belgian international and former team-mate.’
    • ‘Those left unscathed by his loose tongue will hardly be inclined to trust him.’
    • ‘His loose tongue started to get him into trouble right away.’
    • ‘They ended up learning, thanks to a loose tongue, that the painting had been kept in a private collection.’
    • ‘He needed to watch himself though; an old man with little in the world left to lose; the last thing that needed adding to that was a loose tongue.’
    • ‘The Clown had tiny eyes, a loose tongue and a small enough role to be very dangerous.’
    • ‘If it weren't for a certain someone with a loose tongue, WE would know!’
    • ‘‘You really do have a loose tongue after you've had a few drinks,’ she muttered flatly, reluctantly replacing the safety on the gun, and turned to Jonathan.’
    • ‘A loose tongue may cause only mild irritation, but it can also destroy reputations and wreck lives.’
    • ‘But the fact remains that you like your liquor and you have a loose tongue when you drink.’
    • ‘Nor were Mori's nationalist leanings and loose tongue the sole causes of concern.’
    • ‘It is this famously loose tongue that has landed him into trouble from the moment he was expelled from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London for arguing with lecturers.’
    • ‘Likewise, outside of cocktail chat, no outlet has ever run anything serious about Bart's dangerously loose tongue.’
    • ‘Staci tried to hide her frown at Mai's loose tongue.’
    • ‘His anger at Maria's loose tongue and looseness in certain other regards was so great that it nearly overpowered his fury in regards to Augustine.’