One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Talk boastfully or overconfidently.‘Henry was new to the job but he was already talking big’
brag, boast, crow, bluster, exaggerateView synonyms
- ‘Rogers and all of the others who talked big back at the beach began to change when we got to the replacement area in Belgium.’
- ‘The retail company talked big but delivered little for consumers.’
- ‘His detractors on both left and right, however, say he talked big but accomplished little.’
- ‘A couple of my co-workers have met the challenge, and a couple of them have failed miserably, although they talked big about it afterwards.’
- ‘Toad talked big about all he was going to do in the days to come, while stars grew fuller and larger all around them, and a yellow moon, appearing suddenly and silently from nowhere in particular, came to keep them company and listen to their talk.’
- ‘My dad was the type who talked big about getting a new car, but rarely acted.’
- ‘Behind the green baize bravado was quite evidently a character who talked big when the chips were up, but folded when it came to real life.’
- ‘If, however, he doesn't stand firm, he will be ridiculed as someone who talked big and couldn't stand the heat in the kitchen.’
- ‘She is not a person who talks big; she is just studiously working away.’
- ‘As for the minister, this won't be the first time he has talked big but achieved much less.’
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