to sound off

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - sound off

"to sound off"

to express your views or opinions loudly and forcefully


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - sound off

"to sound off"

to chant or count in time with your step when marching in military formation


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - sound off

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Oh no! Here comes Tom. What is he going to be complaining about today?

Colleague 2:  Tom has no trouble with expressing his views loudly and forcefully. And forget replying or adding anything of your own. Tom just blathers on. It can certainly get a little irritating.

Colleague 1:  He is always sounding off about something.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - sound off

A father and son are talking ...

Son:  Dad? What are those marching soldiers doing. It sound like they are chanting.

Father:  It is called sounding off. The leader of the group chants and then the group repeats or replies to the chant.

Son:  Why do they do it?

Father:  It helps keep the soldiers marching in step and it helps keep morale up.

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to sound off - Gerund Form:

Sounding off about your favorite topic can become annoying to others.

Sounding off is a common practice for soldiers on the march.

to sound off - Examples:

1)  University administrators launched expanded opportunities for the public to sound off, including public comment and upcoming town halls.

2)  ... has led to a terrifying vacuum of rational thought, where everyone feels entitled to sound off, ...

3)  ... the public will be able to sound off on how they feel about the new infrastructure in a survey to be released ...

4)  An interesting solution or the worse idea in the world? Sound off in our comments section below.

5)  ... and sound off a warning to those following in his footsteps.

6)  ... sounded off forcefully on immigration policy and deportations ...

7)  ... he said as he sounded off calls for the drug-influenced individuals to renew their lives.

8)  Social media sounded off with racially charged outrage on the light punishment, ...

9)  Opponents of the march also sounded off on social media, some expressing disappointment.

10)  ... the hip-hop artist sounded off on Twitter about being millions of dollars in debt.

11)  ... is so benumbed with rage that he sources flimsy comfort from sounding off in hot, abusive words against ...

12)  ... took aim at the government itself, sounding off on the fact that the first-term government only scraped a slim victory.

13)  I have heard Eddie sounding off just as stupidly about various male journalists and frankly I can not see any ...

14)  I see their comments as' sounding off', as a symptom, not of hatred, but of general unhappiness.

15)  ... is sounding off about the disproportionate influence billionaires seem to be granted in Australia.

16)  ... and will have no compunction about telling anyone who sounds off where to go.

17)  ... finding he has a captive audience in the high-profile clients he has on his bridge sounds off on anything and everything without being the least bit concerned who he might be offending.

18)  The grande dame of British acting sounds off to Simon Hattenstone about privilege, politics and her drinking days ...

19)  Price narcissistically sounds off about what he believes to be his virtues.

20)  ... he sounds off on how another person's negative attitude is sucking him dry, ...