shoot from the lip

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To speak confidently and unhesitantly but without careful forethought or a reliable knowledge of important facts pertaining to the subject matter.

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  • Humorous variant of shoot from the hip.
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[A] pair of suburban slickers [ …] made the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour the most popular new TV show of the season. They did it by shooting from the lip, dauntlessly laying down a crossfire of patter that is often more fizzle than sizzle.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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