rattle off

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rattle off

  1. (idiomatic, transitive) To list or recite quickly.
    When I suggested it, he promptly rattled off a dozen reasons that it wouldn't work.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To rail at; to scold.
    • Arbuthnot
      She would sometimes rattle off her servants sharply.

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 02:58