slip one's clutch

slip one's clutch
амер.; жарг.
(slip one's (или the) clutch)
трепаться, много болтать

‘You're slipping your clutch,’ I told him. ‘I didn't come up here to enquire into your love life...’ (R. Chandler, ‘The Lady in the Lake’ ch. 5) — - Сколько можно трепать языком, - сказал я Джеку. - Я приехал сюда не для того, чтобы слушать о твоих любовных интрижках.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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