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be all talk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe all talkbe all talkspokenBOASTDO something/TAKE ACTION someone who is all talk talks a lot about what they intend to do, but never actually does it talk
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be all talkRalph's all talk. I wouldn't take him too seriously if I were you.Britain is all talk and no action.The right Hon. Gentleman is all talk and no fight.Until yesterday it was all talk.His critics leaped on his decision not to run, saying that Kemp was all talk and no action.Revival is all talk LET'S be honest about it, the great Kendall revival is not going to happen.
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