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    no mouth is too big

    Is "no mouth is too big" a formal English expression?

    If it is, what does it mean?

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    Re: no mouth is too big

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Chan View Post
    Is "no mouth is too big" a formal English expression?

    If it is, what does it mean?
    no

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    Re: no mouth is too big

    Someone asked the same question on the page below, but I doubt the answers.
    https://hk.knowledge.yahoo.com/quest...=7014042200116

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    Re: no mouth is too big

    It's not a formal English expression and means nothing to me.

    Where did you encounter it, Peter?

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    Re: no mouth is too big

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's not a formal English expression and means nothing to me.

    Where did you encounter it, Peter?
    In YouTube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9LGhAbPxiA

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    Re: no mouth is too big

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Someone asked the same question on the page below, but I doubt the answers.
    https://hk.knowledge.yahoo.com/quest...=7014042200116

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    Many people give absurd answers in this site.

    簡直害死人。

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    Re: no mouth is too big

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    I have just posted a question there, asking the meaning.

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    簡直害死人。
    You are a funny boy, Mr. Chan, but a wrong answer won't cause death.

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    Re: no mouth is too big

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    You are a funny boy, Mr. Chan, but a wrong answer won't cause death.

    I am not a teacher.

    I hope the administrator would bear with this digessed discussion.

    死in the expression does not mean “cause death”, it simply emphasis the main word in the expression, or make the sentence vivid.

    死appears in many Cantonese slangs, e.g.

    When a person eats a lot, he may say 飽死我啦…,

    When a person sees a pretty girl, he may say 引死我啦….

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    Re: no mouth is too big

    Your first Cantonese slang means "it can literally cause death".
    The second, "I am deadly full".
    The third, "she is deadly attractive to me."

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    #10

    Re: no mouth is too big

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's not a formal English expression and means nothing to me.
    I'd go a bit further- it's not any sort of English expression, formal or informal. It might make sense as a reply to someone saying that someone has a big mouth, but I have never heard it used.

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