In Reply to: Teeth in your mouth posted by Steve Adam on May 08, 2009 at 15:32:
: A carpenter working for me several years ago was impatiently waiting for one of his coworkers to preform a task. He screamed at him, "You're standing around with your teeth in your mouth". I assume he meant the guy wasn't working very fast. Ever heard it?
Dtaes from 1898, 1911 in book The Green-pea Pirates By Peter Bernard Kyne.
American but see no regional pattern.