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Talking out of school

Posted by ESC on August 29, 2004

In Reply to: Talking out of school posted by Barry Wright on August 29, 2004

: I'd love to know the origin of "talking out of school"... I believed
: it meant telling tales, snitching, or ratting out someone. Others tell me that it now means " speaking outside one's competence"?

: True? False? What does anyone think?

My opinion: "talking out of school" or "telling tales out of school" is tattling.