What does dropping your jaw while speaking mean?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Means that you are amazed at what has been said to you.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Sometimes people do it while they're speaking to indicate that they think what they've just said is quite amazing, and they want to make that totally clear to you.

    For example, you might be telling a story, and saying, "And then Jenny told me to 'f*ck off'!" And at that point, as soon as you've said "off", you drop your jaw.

    That shows whoever's listening to you that YOU were astonished when Jenny said it to you, and you expect whoever's listening to you to be astonished too.

  • 4 weeks ago

    You don't drop your jaw while speaking.  You drop your jaw in response to something someone *else* said.  It shows disbelief or shock.

  • 1 month ago

    You know how people tend to open their mouths when they hear or see something shocking? Their jaws drop open, so we say something is 'jaw-dropping' if it's shocking or surprising.

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  • ML
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    When a person hears something unbelievable, quite unexpected, his jaw drops. It is a stylistic device.

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