What can be understood as a jabber-jawed excuse? What does mean this sort of adjective?
Source: jaw - definition of jaw by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
intr.v. jawed, jaw·ing, jaws Slang
1. To talk vociferously; jabber.
2. To talk; converse.
Source:jabber - definition of jabber by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
to talk idly, rapidly and indistinctly
jabber-jawed, according to the definitions above, seems to be describing a person who makes not much of a sense while he/she converses. In your example, it may be describing someone whose excuse bears reluctancy. Or, the person has no real excuse, so when he/she is asked to account for something that he/she messed up, all he/she does is mumbling a weak excuse .
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