talk a mile a minute

talk a mile a minute

Idiom: talk a mile a minute

Meaning

To speak in a very quick or hurried manner; to talk very fast.

To speak quickly or excessively.

Examples

When the boss gets excited, she starts talking a mile a minute, and I can never follow everything she’s trying to say!

Mike was very excited, talking a mile a minute.

The two of them were talking a mile a minute.

They spent the whole visit talking a mile a minute and then went home and phoned each other!

She was talking a mile a minute about the accident.

Origin

This expression, alluding to the literal speed of 60 miles per hour, dates from the mid-1900s, when that speed was considered very fast, but it has survived into times of much greater velocity.


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