One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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
- ‘As far as I am concerned she is 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.’
- ‘‘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.’
- ‘He has acquired a bit of a reputation for being all mouth and no trousers.’
- ‘We all know that down in London they are all mouth and no trousers.’
- ‘Were they a serious threat or all mouth and no trousers?’
- ‘As far as I am concerned, she is all mouth and no trousers.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Sadly, like many a learnèd professional, she was all mouth and no backbone.’
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