One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Express one's opinions in a loud or forceful manner.
speak at length, talk at length, speak, talk, go on, hold forthView synonyms
- ‘He's sounding off about corporate scandals one moment, and his record collection the next.’
- ‘And it's all about how no-one takes any notice of him when he sounds off about crime and immigration.’
- ‘The Chancellor is certainly more than capable of sounding off about him, and the relationship between the two is said to be worse than ever.’
- ‘Our panel sounds off on the political news of the week.’
- ‘The opposition are sounding off, but I guess by now they are in the habit of moaning about anything the government does.’
- ‘It is a quasi-governmental body, not just some obscure think-tank sounding off.’
- ‘Is this just a personal pet peeve of yours, or are your constituents actually sounding off on the issue?’
- ‘At the same time she can generally shake off any criticism levelled at her for occasionally speaking out loud or just plain sounding off.’
- ‘Our very opinionated panel sounds off on the day's major stories.’
- ‘But some dissidents were only interested in sounding off for the benefit of their constituents.’
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