talk the talk


: to say that one will do things
Sure, she talks the talk, but can she walk the walk? Will she actually do what she promises?

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Employees who prioritize mental health can sniff out companies who simply talk the talk but don’t make any organizational change to support the initiatives. Jane Hanson, Forbes, 5 May 2023 Show them how Longhorns talk the talk and walk the walk in this gear. Colin Daniels, Chron, 8 Dec. 2020 He was questioned about the potential leadership void in the locker room, a fair inquiry given the shortage of healthy Cowboys players on the field during Sunday’s loss to the Washington Football Team who consistently walk the walk and talk the talk. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 27 Oct. 2020 Not only talk the talk but walk the walk. Nicole Heimann, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Ziwe can certainly talk the talk. André-naquian Wheeler, Vogue, 27 Jan. 2023 Much of recruiting is being able to talk the talk well enough to get players to believe in your program, but those words have to become action at some point. Stephen Means, cleveland, 2 Aug. 2022 Learn the lingo below to talk the talk with contractors and design pros alike. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 28 July 2022 To find out if businesses talk the talk AND walk the walk, the researchers parsed the shareholder reports and investor documents of S&P 500 companies. Karen Hopkin, Scientific American, 16 June 2022 See More

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