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Tend to talk boastfully without any intention of acting on one's words:‘he thought Francis was all mouth’‘the company has responded to taunts that it is all mouth and no trousers’
boasting, bragging, empty talk, idle talk, bombast, fustianView synonyms
- ‘He said that local politicians ‘were all mouth and no action’ on the issue and surely they could be doing more.’
- ‘He could never be accused of being all mouth and no trousers.’
- ‘Were they a serious threat or all mouth and no trousers?’
- ‘Paul is being given advice about what to do on a date from his been-there-done-that pal Troy, who is all mouth and no trousers.’
- ‘We all know that down in London they are all mouth and no trousers.’
- ‘He has acquired a bit of a reputation for being all mouth and no trousers.’
- ‘Sadly, like many a learnèd professional, she was all mouth and no backbone.’
- ‘As far as I am concerned she is all mouth and no trousers.’
- ‘As far as I am concerned, she is all mouth and no trousers.’
- ‘‘I guess it's just another case of a man who's all mouth and no trousers…’ I giggle, before climbing the stairs to my sanctuary.’
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