all mouth (and no trousers/action)

idiom

British, informal
used to describe someone who talks a lot about doing something but never actually does it

Examples of all mouth (and no trousers/action) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Virtually all mouth calls consist of just an aluminum frame, latex reeds, and tape. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 22 Mar. 2021

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Dictionary Entries Near all mouth (and no trousers/action)

all manner of

all mouth (and no trousers/action)

all-natural

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“All mouth (and no trousers/action).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20mouth%20%28and%20no%20trousers%2Faction%29. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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