Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - chatterbox


someone who talks a lot usually happily and in an animated fashion


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - chatterbox

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Wow, Amy sure has opened up since she became a new mom.

Friend 2:  What do you mean?

Friend 1:  Before Amy was a mother, she would barely say a word.  She would just sit quietly by herself.  Now she talks and talks and seems so happy.

Friend 2:  You're right.  Amy has become a bit of a chatterbox.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - chatterbox

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I'm having a bit of a problem with Alex.

Colleague 2:  Alex is a nice guy. What's the problem?

Colleague 1:  Alex likes to talk and talk and I need to get my work done and I don't know how to tell him to stop talking.

Colleague 2:  It's easy to deal with a chatterbox. Just be direct and polite and explain that you appreciate talking to him but that you have work to do.

Colleague 1:  Thanks.

chatterbox - Usage:


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chatterbox - Gerund Form:

Being a chatterbox, you probably are not a good listener.

chatterbox - Examples:

1)  She was a chatterbox and on that particular morning she was chatting to someone for over an hour.

2)  I'm a chatterbox, who finds silence awkward.

3)  Plume is cheerful and vivacious, a real chatterbox.

4)  Shakespeare's Henry V was a regular chatterbox as a reckless boy, but as king he became very economical with his words.

5)  Diaz especially proved to be a chatterbox with no fear of confronting awkward conversation topics.

6)  A London cab driver picked up a lady who was a notorious chatterbox. He did not want to engage in conversation, so he pretended to be ...

7)  I remember Amy as a lively chatterbox who adored dancing and who had lots of lovely friends.

8)  She was a chatterbox and was always smiling, even after a night shift when everyone else was a ...

9)  Give your chatterbox a head start on good speech patterns by repeating his words back to him using ...

10)  No one likes a chatterbox. When we're nervous, we all tend to ramble on, but overpowering ...

11)  Don't be annoying, a chatterbox, pushy, over the top dramatic, or fake.

12)  But the woman, Beth, who runs a kennel, is such a chatterbox that he doesn't get the chance to tell her his story.

13)  Experts agree the best way handle a chatterbox is to be direct.

14)  ... thought it was quite an achievement that she'd finally been able to give her chatterbox mouth a rest and let the guy have his turn.

15)  Always in my school reports the teachers wrote being a 'chatterbox in class' and hence the need to quieten down so as to not ...

16)  Bone was calm and reserved, PC Hughes was "bubbly" and a "chatterbox".

17)  ... but I have so much to say on my own (yeah I'm a chatterbox) that I fill my blog that way.

18)  ... abroad improved my confidence to no end and a formerly shy girl came back a chatterbox.

19)  She can be a chatterbox at home-but in any situation when she is on her own she can shut down.

20)   Dealing with a chatterbox friend may try your patience. Here's how to tell her to shut up.