(orig. US) incessant, frivolous, tedious chatter; also as adj.
|‘Hectic Harlem’ in N.Y. Amsterdam News 8 Feb, sect. 2 n.p.: GUM BEATIN’. – Talking irrelevant and without fact [...] GUM KNOCKIN’ – Same.|
|Ribbon and Star 126: There was plenty of gum-beating that night [HDAS].|
|Rumble on the Docks (1955) 21: And he wasn’t like his mother, taking his father’s blows and gum-beating all the time.|
|Mad mag. May 4: Enough gum-beating, Zark ... we’ve got to go find our rocket ship.|
|(con. 1943) Big War 5: Now let’s not have any gum-beating about it.|
|(con. 1950) March to Glory (1962) 22: He had grinned to hear them grumble, for Barber knew that gum-beating Marines are hard to lick.|
|Straight Outta Compton 17: Gum-beating. Going for soul. Giving out.|