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talk the talkSpeak like an expert, claim to be knowledgeable about something.Rate it:

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big talkStatements which are boastful or exaggerated.Rate it:

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big talkMajor topic of conversation; current gossip.Rate it:

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talk bigboastRate it:

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talk softly and carry a big stickAlternative form of speak softly and carry a big stick.Rate it:

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walk the talkTo do what one said one could do, or would do, not just making empty promises. To walk one's talk is to be innocent of hypocrisy.Rate it:

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talk overTo discuss.Rate it:

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talk upIn such a way as to make the thing or person sound better than it actually is.Rate it:

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all talk and no actionSpeaking, promising, or boasting much, but doing littleRate it:

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talk downTo negotiate a lower price.Rate it:

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talk overTo persuade someone; to talk around.Rate it:

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talk upTo talk louder.Rate it:

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table talkConversation, especially of an informal or somewhat gossipy nature, among a group seated together for a meal or other social activity.Rate it:

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all talk and no ciderAll talk and no results.Rate it:

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double talkLying, especially in a formal political statement.Rate it:

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double talkSpeaking in a mixture of real English and English-sounding gibberish, for humorous effect.Rate it:

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pillow talkconversation shared by bedmatesRate it:

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sex talkFlirtatious conversation, used as foreplay or for seduction.Rate it:

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small talkIdle conversation, typically on innocuous or unimportant subjects, usually engaged in at social gatherings out of politeness.Rate it:

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talk a blue streakTo talk for a long time, at great length, or to the point of tedium.Rate it:

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talk a mile a minuteTo speak quickly or excessively.Rate it:

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talk aboutUsed to draw attention to the speaker's characterization of someone or somethingRate it:

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talk backTo reply impertinently; to answer in a cheeky manner.Rate it:

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talk dirtyTo use profane language, especially sexual vulgarities for the purpose of arousal.Rate it:

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talk downTo speak condescendingly or as though the listener is inferior.Rate it:

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talk downTo speak condescendingly or as though the listener is inferior.Rate it:

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talk in circlesA repetitious round of chatter, boring extrapolations, expressions lacking a modicum of reflection.Rate it:

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talk in circlesTo argue a point by repetition of the same theme, sometimes by using different words, but without making any progress.Rate it:

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talk is cheapIt is easy to make boastful or unrealistic statements which are not supported by actions or evidence.Rate it:

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talk like an apothecaryTo use hard or gallipot words: from the assumed gravity and affectation of knowledge generally put on by the gentlemen of this profession, who are commonly as superficial in their learning as they are pedantic in their language.Rate it:

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talk of the devilAlternative form of speak of the devil.Rate it:

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talk of the townA subject discussed by many people.Rate it:

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talk out of turnTo make a remark or provide information when it is inappropriate or indiscreet to do so, or when one does not have permission or the authority to do so.Rate it:

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talk out one's assTo speak authoritatively on a subject which one actually knows little about; to exaggerate.Rate it:

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talk over someone's headTo communicate something beyond the level of comprehension of the target.Rate it:

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talk somebody under the tableWith excessive talk or numerous arguments.Rate it:

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talk someone under the tableTo bore (someone) with excessive talk.Rate it:

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talk someone's ear offTo talk excessively or far more than is wanted or appreciated.Rate it:

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talk the leg off a wooden indianExcessive talk.Rate it:

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talk through one's hatTo assert something as true or valid; to bluff.Rate it:

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talk through one's hatTo speak lacking expertise, authority, or knowledge; to invent or fabricate facts.Rate it:

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talk to the handUsed usually sarcastically to dismiss another person's argument by indicating that the speaker (or writer) is not prepared to hear (or read) anything further that the other person has to say (or write). It is often used while simultaneously holding up the hand with the palm facing the speaker.Rate it:

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talk turkeyTo talk or negotiate plainly, frankly, or seriously.Rate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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a big blow hardOne whom exaggerates, over emphasizes personal prowess and accomplishments.Rate it:

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big upTo increase one's muscle mass through exercise.Rate it:

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big as a barnVery big.Rate it:

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big blow-outElaborate celebration, special party, special dinner with lavish, luschious entrees.Rate it:

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big boyA large object or person.Rate it:

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