verbal diarrhoea Informal
Meaning: If someone has verbal diarrhoea, they can't stop talking.
- Janice has a real bad case of verbal diarrhoea. It's like she's afraid of silence and has to keep talking to block it out.
- I don't know if you could say he's got verbal diarrhoea, but Alan sure does talk a lot.
Origin: This humorous idiom includes the medical word diarrhoea, meaning an illness in which the body's solid waste is more liquid than usual and during which the sufferer has to go to the toilet more often than usual, to create the image of a person with a similar problem with the spoken word.
There's this guy in our office who's got verbal diarrhoea. He must love