One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Say, perform, or produce something quickly and effortlessly.‘he rattled off some instructions’
reel off, recite, list rapidly, fire off, run through, enumerateView synonyms
- ‘She rattled it off quickly and Zenn put his gun away.’
- ‘The phone rang again this time her mother answered, she laughed and rattled something off in Spanish.’
- ‘And there you were thinking that I just plonked myself down in front of my computer for a couple of hours to rattle this stuff off.’
- ‘I wanted details and I rattled questions off as they came to mind.’
- ‘This weekend, I started reading it again, and rattled it off in a couple of sessions, mainly on the train on the way to Cork and back.’
- ‘He rattled something off in his native language that had everyone but Miliar confused.’
- ‘Wellman's actors rattled their dialogue off like machine gun fire while Del Ruth's players took their time to enunciate clearly.’
- ‘She nodded at the door as she rattled this list off to her brother, and grinning he slipped out.’
- ‘These commands were rattled off at a frantic speed, then a few seconds silence ensued, until Telli's weapons were lying on the ground a few feet away from him.’
- ‘Two by two the names were rattled off until only a handful were left.’
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