talk the talk

idiom

: 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?

Examples of talk the talk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This shift provides a sense of reassurance and security, reminding us to not just talk the talk but also walk the walk. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 7 June 2024 Schools talk the talk about limiting screen time and the dangers of social media, says Kate’s dad, Russ Bulkeley. Jocelyn Gecker, Fortune, 5 June 2024 The Board should choose a candidate who will do the work, not just talk the talk. Baltimore Sun Media, Baltimore Sun, 11 Apr. 2024 Unfortunately, Schwalb’s office doesn’t just talk the talk. The Editors, National Review, 2 Feb. 2024 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 Showcase The Diversity Of Your C-Suite Walk the walk; don’t simply talk the talk. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 5 May 2023 Leaders truly need to walk the walk and talk the talk. Dr. Nika White, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 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

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“Talk the talk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talk%20the%20talk. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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