talk big

talk big
in. to brag; to make grandiose statements.
She talks big, but can’t produce anything.
He has some deep need to talk big. He can’t do anything.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • talk big — {v.}, {informal} To talk boastfully; brag. * /He talks big about his pitching, but he hasn t won a game./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk big — {v.}, {informal} To talk boastfully; brag. * /He talks big about his pitching, but he hasn t won a game./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk big — ► talk big informal talk confidently or boastfully. Main Entry: ↑big …   English terms dictionary

  • talk big — (informal).See boast verb sense 1. → talk * * * phrasal : to talk boastfully or bombastically here was an unknown … who talked big but could he deliver Neal Stanford people have come to country towns, talked big or tried to organize fantastic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk big — talk boastfully, brag He is always talking big but nobody believes what he says …   Idioms and examples

  • talk\ big — v informal To talk boastfully; brag. He talks big about his pitching, but he hasn t won a game …   Словарь американских идиом

  • talk big — informal talk confidently or boastfully. → big …   English new terms dictionary

  • talk big — Synonyms and related words: Barnumize, aggrandize, amplify, ballyhoo, blow, blow off, blowhard, bombast, build up, burlesque, caricature, carry too far, draw the longbow, exaggerate, go to extremes, hyperbolize, inflate, lay it on, magnify, make… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • talk big — brag, exaggerate, promise a lot    Bert talks big before a game. He s more humble afterwards …   English idioms

  • To talk big — Big Big (b[i^]g), a. [Compar. {Bigger}; superl. {Biggest}.] [Perh. from Celtic; cf. W. beichiog, beichiawg, pregnant, with child, fr. baich burden, Arm. beac h; or cf. OE. bygly, Icel. biggiligr, (properly) habitable; (then) magnigicent,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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