be all mouth and no trousers

be all mouth (and no trousers) informal tend to talk boastfully but not to act on one's words.
Main Entry: mouth

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  • all mouth and no trousers — (informal) Given to making boasts that are not backed up by one s actions • • • Main Entry: ↑trousers * * * all mouth and no trousers see ↑mouth, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑trousers …   Useful english dictionary

  • all mouth and no trousers/action — all mouth (and no trousers/action) Brit informal used to describe someone who talks a lot about doing something but never actually does it • • • Main Entry: ↑mouth …   Useful english dictionary

  • all mouth and no trousers —    This is said of someone who talks a lot about doing something but never actually does it.     He keeps saying he s going to resign and travel around the world, but he s all mouth and no trousers …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • all mouth and (no) trousers — Phrs. Boastful and without just reason. E.g. You shouldn t pay any attention to him, he s all mouth and no trousers …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • be all mouth (and no trousers) — informal tend to talk boastfully but not to act on one s words. → mouth …   English new terms dictionary

  • all mouth and trousers — (UK) Someone who s all mouth and trousers talks or boasts a lot but doesn t deliver. All mouth and no trousers is also used, though this is a corruption of the original …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • all mouth and trousers — adj British blustering and boastful, showing off with out having the qualities to justify it. A commonly heard dismissive phrase, typi cally said by women about a loud or assertive man. There is a suggestion that this is a corruption of the more… …   Contemporary slang

  • all mouth and trousers — (UK)    Someone who s all mouth and trousers talks or boasts a lot but doesn t deliver. All mouth and no trousers is also used, though this is a corruption of the original.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • all mouth and trousers — adjective Superficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance …   Wiktionary

  • all mouth — (and no trousers/action) Brit informal used to describe someone who talks a lot about doing something but never actually does it • • • Main Entry: ↑mouth …   Useful english dictionary


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