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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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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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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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Appendix:Snowclones/first rule of X: do not talk about XSaid of something that must be kept confidential.Rate it:

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coffee talkInformal conversation among friends or acquaintances, of the kind that occurs in a casual gathering where people sit together and drink coffee.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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I don't want to talk about itI don't want to talk about itRate it:

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one to talkA person who hypocritically criticizes others for a fault that he/she also has.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 good gameTo speak emphatically and at length about one's ability, intentions, or achievements, without yet producing any clear evidence or actual results.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 aroundTo persuade someone.Rate it:

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talk atTo speak with without truly listening to their response or interacting meaningfully.Rate it:

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talk atTo speak with; to have a conversation with.Rate 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 down toTo speak to another person in a demeaning or patronising way.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 intoTo convince by talking and suggestingRate 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 jockeyA host of a radio talk show.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 outTo resolve a problem by talking about it.Rate it:

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talk out ofTo talk to someone in order to dissuade them from doing something.Rate it:

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talk out of one's assTo exaggerate, lie, or speak nonsense.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 pastTo talk at cross purposes with; to speak in such a way that a listener fails to understand one's meaning.Rate it:

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