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Difference between Give it mouth and Give mouth

give it mouth —(dated) speak with vigor and intensity:

  • “Tell us your name!” said the man. “Pip, sir.” “Once more,” said the man, staring at me. “Give it mouth!”

give mouth—(also: give tongue)

1. utter one’s thoughts; express smth. in words:

  • I have an opinion of you, sir, to which it is not easy to give mouth.

2. (of a dog ) bark when on the scent:

  • There are hounds that do not give mouth. Some have been trained that way, some come natural.