all talk

idiom

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

Examples of all talk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hopefully that ends all talk about what 21 thinks about rap’s civil war. Angel Diaz, Billboard, 13 May 2024 Koppelman, Bland and Sonny T. all talk about the long hours spent recording Diamonds and Pearls over the course of a year. Joe Lynch, Billboard, 1 Nov. 2023 Read Article > Apr 25, 2016 Russell Brandom With its retreat in New York, the FBI has lost the encryption fight Andrew Burton/Getty Images As 2015 drew to a close, you might be forgiven for thinking the encryption debate was all talk. Jay Peters, The Verge, 20 Oct. 2023 The whole thing plays like a post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick directed by Terrence Malick: all talk bordering on pretentious poetry and close-ups of body parts. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2023 That shortfall is seen as a symbol of Western bad faith: all talk, no walk. David Miliband, Foreign Affairs, 18 Apr. 2023 Most marquee free agents agree to deals within the first hours — or at least days — of the new league year, but Irving said all talk about his plans is premature. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 24 May 2023 Behind the ban is a government eager to keep all talk about China positive. Li Yuan, New York Times, 4 May 2023 The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the Fair Housing Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964—these all talk about what the responsibilities of organizations are. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 30 Apr. 2023

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“All talk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20talk. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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