all talk and no trousers

(UK)
   Someone who is all talk and no trousers, talks about doing big, important things, but doesn't take any action.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)

English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • all talk and no trousers — (UK) Someone who is all talk and no trousers, talks about doing big, important things, but doesn t take any action …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • All talk and no trousers —   (UK)   Someone who is all talk and no trousers, talks about doing big, important things, but doesn t take any action …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • all talk and no action — adjective Speaking, promising, or boasting much, but doing little. He never gets his job done. Hes just all talk and no action. Syn: all booster, no payload, all crown, no filling, all foam, no beer, all hammer, no nail, all hat and no cattle,… …   Wiktionary

  • all talk and no cider — adjective all talk and no results. Syn: all talk and trousers …   Wiktionary

  • be all mouth (and no trousers) — informal tend to talk boastfully but not to act on one s words. → mouth …   English new terms dictionary

  • be all mouth and no trousers — ► be all mouth (and no trousers) informal tend to talk boastfully but not to act on one s words. Main Entry: ↑mouth …   English terms dictionary

  • all hat and no cattle — adjective Full of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious. A fortune can be made on the prairie, and thats what me and Mr. B aim to do. Dont aim to be all hat and no cattle forever, let me tell you! Syn: all bark and no …   Wiktionary

  • all mouth and trousers — adj British blustering and boastful, showing off with out having the qualities to justify it. A commonly heard dismissive phrase, typi cally said by women about a loud or assertive man. There is a suggestion that this is a corruption of the more… …   Contemporary slang

  • all mouth and trousers — adjective Superficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance …   Wiktionary

  • be all mouth — British, American & Australian, informal, British, informal if someone is all mouth, they talk a lot about doing something but they never do it. She says she ll complain to the manager but I think she s all mouth. You re all mouth and no trousers …   New idioms dictionary


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