talk a good game

idiom

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.

Examples of talk a good game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web George Kittle, Fred Warner, Christian McCaffrey and Trent Williams can talk a good game as well as play one. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 9 Feb. 2024 This stunt may have been designed to show up the islanders as heartless liberals who talk a good game but don’t walk the walk. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 22 Jan. 2024 Abdallah, the Urban League official, said union leaders talk a good game on diversity but never deliver. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Oct. 2022 Many people talk a good game about Internet privacy but don’t try very hard to protect their data. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 10 July 2022 According to DeSantis, liberals in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts talk a good game, sticking up for undocumented immigrants with virtue-signaling rhetoric, while red states like his bear the cost and burden of taking care of them. Kevin Cullen, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2022 Since a strong culture is such a competitive advantage, most companies talk a good game about their company culture. Alain Hunkins, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022 But most of the time national Democrats talk a good game, but never deliver. Dallas News, 18 July 2022 Leaders talk a good game here, but micro-management is a loser in this digital world. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2022 See More

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