Definition of talk through one's hat in English:

talk through one's hat


  • Talk foolishly, wildly, or ignorantly.

    ‘come on, you're talking through your hat on that’
    • ‘When questioned, Joseph said that he was just talking through his hat.’
    • ‘Because of these uncertainties, anyone who claims to have calculated the mathematically correct probability that this event will take place in the next year would be talking through his hat.’
    • ‘And for me to say anything about the intelligence dispute would be talking through my hat.’
    • ‘Sophisticated viewers may realize these pundits are talking through their hat, but most won't.’
    • ‘So if you read this report and compare it with the game moves, and come to the conclusion that I am talking through my hat, you are probably right.’
    • ‘Good thing he's so electable, or he might have to stop talking through his hat.’
    • ‘For the health minister to claim otherwise is him talking through his hat.’
    • ‘I'm afraid, my old darling, that you are talking through your hat.’
    • ‘I mention the matter only to establish that I do know the subject exceptionally well and am not talking through my hat in what I am about to say.’
    • ‘It's a nice try, but Piper plots the actual data and shows that he is talking through his hat.’
    talk nonsense, talk rubbish, babble, ramble, gibber, burble, blather, blether, prate, prattle, gabble, chatter, twitter, maunder
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