Full of Hot Air

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Someone who talks nonsense and nothing anything of value and importance


  • A hot air comes out of your mouth when you talk. It is observed that hot air is used to carry people in baskets and which keep them floating. Since, the 1800s, these two ideas were put together in an idiom. If you are to describe an exaggerated or showy person who is inflated like a balloon, you can say that the person is “full of hot air “which is coming out when he or she speaks.

Did the property consultant convince you to buy a new house or he was just full of hot air?

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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full of hot airTalking a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning.
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