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    Dear teachers.

    I'd like to know the meaning of " do the talking" in (1)
    Is there any difference between "talk" and "do the talking"?

    1. I'm always the one who's got to do the talking.

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    If you walk the talk, you practice what you preach.
    Similar: Put your money where your mouth is.


    If you talk the talk, it means all talk and no action, like hot air.
    Similar: His mouth is writing checks his body can't cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    If you walk the talk, you practice what you preach.
    Similar: Put your money where your mouth is.


    If you talk the talk, it means all talk and no action, like hot air.
    Similar: His mouth is writing checks his body can't cash.
    Do the talk - you speak the lingo; ie. I hand around pilots but I do not "do the talk" - I am clueless as to waht they are talking about.

    Put your money where yoru mouth is - back up what you say if necessary with cash.

    Did you mean "hummingbird ass and alligator mouth"? More talk than walk?

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    Dear teachers.

    I'd like to know the meaning of " do the talking" in (1)
    Is there any difference between "talk" and "do the talking"?

    1. I'm always the one who's got to do the talking.
    Yes, there is a difference. Your example sentence means that you are the one who speaks up because no one else will.


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    Did you mean "hummingbird ass and alligator mouth"? More talk than walk?
    Your animal example is a new one on me. Yip! I meant to say one talks more than he walks. "Actions speak louder than words!" What an impossible mission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Your animal example is a new one on me. Yip! I meant to say one talks more than he walks. "Actions speak louder than words!" What an impossible mission.
    Bite more than you can chew. Blow nothing but hot air. I love to think of this one during meetings - just picture all the longwindedness being transferred into a dessert storm and blow over. Something you will hear in the rual parts of AL, GA, LA is "like tits on a boarhog". It means exactly that - unreal, useless, based upon nothing, hogwash, out of context.

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    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...n+a+boarhog%22

    You are just amazing, Twostep!

    Mostly, I like to scribble when I am in a meeting. Even when I'm on the phone, I like to hold a pen or pencil at hand and write down whatever codes I receive from the Mars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...n+a+boarhog%22

    You are just amazing, Twostep!

    Mostly, I like to scribble when I am in a meeting. Even when I'm on the phone, I like to hold a pen or pencil at hand and write down whatever codes I receive from the Mars.
    I do not have to go that far. There are plenty of space cadets close by.

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