talk a good game

idiom

Definition of talk a good game 

informal

: to say things that make people believe that one can do something or that something is true about oneself even though it is not true They talk a good game, but they're not really ready for the championship. She talks a good game about protecting the environment, but she doesn't even recycle.

Learn More about talk a good game

Share talk a good game

Statistics for talk a good game

Look-up Popularity

Comments on talk a good game

What made you want to look up talk a good game? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!