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  • To me it means saying something you shouldn't be saying...some things should be kept private, within a particular group..if you divulge things that went on inside the group (family, whatever) to outsiders, then you are "talking out of school"! :)
  • It meant telling tales, snitching, or ratting out someone. It now means speaking outside one's competence. "Talking out of school" or "telling tales out of school" is tattling. http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/34/messages/167.html
  • Saying things you shouldn't, such as betraying a confidence and/or talking about things you really don't know much or anything about.

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