all talk and no action

idiom

Definition of all talk and no action

: saying that one will do something but then not doing it When it comes to looking for a job, she's all talk and no action.

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“All talk and no action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20talk%20and%20no%20action. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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