all mouth and (no) trousers


all mouth and (no) trousers
Phrs. Boastful and without just reason. E.g."You shouldn't pay any attention to him, he's all mouth and no trousers."

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • all mouth and no trousers — (informal) Given to making boasts that are not backed up by one s actions • • • Main Entry: ↑trousers * * * all mouth and no trousers see ↑mouth, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑trousers …   Useful english dictionary

  • all mouth and no trousers —    This is said of someone who talks a lot about doing something but never actually does it.     He keeps saying he s going to resign and travel around the world, but he s all mouth and no trousers …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • all mouth and (no) trousers — Phrs. Boastful and without just reason. E.g. You shouldn t pay any attention to him, he s all mouth and no trousers …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • all mouth and no trousers/action — all mouth (and no trousers/action) Brit informal used to describe someone who talks a lot about doing something but never actually does it • • • Main Entry: ↑mouth …   Useful english dictionary

  • be all mouth (and no trousers) — informal tend to talk boastfully but not to act on one s words. → mouth …   English new terms dictionary

  • be all mouth and no trousers — ► be all mouth (and no trousers) informal tend to talk boastfully but not to act on one s words. Main Entry: ↑mouth …   English terms dictionary

  • all mouth and trousers — (UK) Someone who s all mouth and trousers talks or boasts a lot but doesn t deliver. All mouth and no trousers is also used, though this is a corruption of the original …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • all mouth and trousers — adj British blustering and boastful, showing off with out having the qualities to justify it. A commonly heard dismissive phrase, typi cally said by women about a loud or assertive man. There is a suggestion that this is a corruption of the more… …   Contemporary slang

  • all mouth and trousers — (UK)    Someone who s all mouth and trousers talks or boasts a lot but doesn t deliver. All mouth and no trousers is also used, though this is a corruption of the original.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • all mouth and trousers — adjective Superficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance …   Wiktionary


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