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A mouth like a new turning

Posted by Antoinette Vawter on December 30, 2007

Please help me understand: "He has a mouth like a new turning." Understanding British English gives this as a derogatory simile meaning someone who talks excessively. Somehow it does not speak to me. I thought it might equate to a mouth like a busy intersection (my concoction). Does a new cross street automatically draw a rush of traffic?