all talk

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Definition of all talk

: talking about doing things but never actually doing them The town's last mayor was all talk (and no action).

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“All talk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20talk. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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