all mouth and no trousers

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Superficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.

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  • A possible corruption of all mouth and trousers, but consistent with phrases of the form all hat and no cattle and all bark and no bite. The implication of this phrase is that the person boasts, but is a laughing stock.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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toda la boca y sin pantalones

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