One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Talk foolishly, wildly, or ignorantly.‘come on, you're talking through your hat on that’
talk nonsense, talk rubbish, babble, ramble, gibber, burble, blather, blether, prate, prattle, gabble, chatter, twitter, maunderView synonyms
- ‘And for me to say anything about the intelligence dispute would be talking through my hat.’
- ‘It's a nice try, but Piper plots the actual data and shows that he is talking through his hat.’
- ‘Good thing he's so electable, or he might have to stop talking through his hat.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I'm afraid, my old darling, that you are talking through your hat.’
- ‘Sophisticated viewers may realize these pundits are talking through their hat, but most won't.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘When questioned, Joseph said that he was just talking through his hat.’
- ‘For the health minister to claim otherwise is him talking through his hat.’
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