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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
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    I don't know. I haven't heard that one before either. However, an American expression that fits is all talk and no action. Talk (or mouth) and trousers don't seem to me to be related.

    :)
    Aha! Thanks Ronbee!

    I see now, so the word "trousers" implies to " action", which is pretty funny! hehe....if so, then "talk" is matchable to " action" while "mouth" to " trousers", for both "mouth" and " trousers" are visible.
    I suppose so.

    • All talk and no action = All talk and no trousers


    Those British sure have some funny expressions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I don't know. I haven't heard that one before either. However, an American expression that fits is all talk and no action. Talk (or mouth) and trousers don't seem to me to be related.

    :)
    Aha! Thanks Ronbee!

    I see now, so the word "trousers" implies to " action", which is pretty funny! hehe....if so, then "talk" is matchable to " action" while "mouth" to " trousers", for both "mouth" and " trousers" are visible.
    I suppose so.

    • All talk and no action = All talk and no trousers


    Those British sure have some funny expressions.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I don't know. I haven't heard that one before either. However, an American expression that fits is all talk and no action. Talk (or mouth) and trousers don't seem to me to be related.

    :)
    Aha! Thanks Ronbee!

    I see now, so the word "trousers" implies to " action", which is pretty funny! hehe....if so, then "talk" is matchable to " action" while "mouth" to " trousers", for both "mouth" and " trousers" are visible.
    I suppose so.

    • All talk and no action = All talk and no trousers


    Those British sure have some funny expressions.

    :wink:
    Hey, what are you guys and gal teaching me?

    Is 'All talk and no trousers' chiefly a British expression? I got curious so I searched the Internet (IE search engine), clicked on the first one and bingo, I hit the jackpot. It was a site that was marked "Watched by the Department of Homeland Security, your IP has been forwarded to the DHS, you have a right to an attorney. bar, bar, bar..' Jesus, some idiom? One other time, I was searching for the meaning of 'pee-in-the-pants feeling,' guess what, I got into a porno site. Actually there were many. If trousers is related to some 'action' I would not have been surprised if it were watched by a vice squad, but, the Department of Homeland Security?

    Thanks so much, Tdol, Lucy, RonBee, Shane.

    BMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I don't know. I haven't heard that one before either. However, an American expression that fits is all talk and no action. Talk (or mouth) and trousers don't seem to me to be related.

    :)
    Aha! Thanks Ronbee!

    I see now, so the word "trousers" implies to " action", which is pretty funny! hehe....if so, then "talk" is matchable to " action" while "mouth" to " trousers", for both "mouth" and " trousers" are visible.
    I suppose so.

    • All talk and no action = All talk and no trousers


    Those British sure have some funny expressions.

    :wink:
    Hey, what are you guys and gal teaching me?

    Is 'All talk and no trousers' chiefly a British expression? I got curious so I searched the Internet (IE search engine), clicked on the first one and bingo, I hit the jackpot. It was a site that was marked "Watched by the Department of Homeland Security, your IP has been forwarded to the DHS, you have a right to an attorney. bar, bar, bar..' Jesus, some idiom? One other time, I was searching for the meaning of 'pee-in-the-pants feeling,' guess what, I got into a porno site. Actually there were many. If trousers is related to some 'action' I would not have been surprised if it were watched by a vice squad, but, the Department of Homeland Security?

    Thanks so much, Tdol, Lucy, RonBee, Shane.

    BMO

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    It's certainly used in BE. BTW, we also have 'big girl's blouse' for a guy who is a bit of a wimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Hey, what are you guys and gal teaching me?

    Is 'All talk and no trousers' chiefly a British expression? I got curious so I searched the Internet (IE search engine), clicked on the first one and bingo, I hit the jackpot. It was a site that was marked "Watched by the Department of Homeland Security, your IP has been forwarded to the DHS, you have a right to an attorney. bar, bar, bar..' Jesus, some idiom? One other time, I was searching for the meaning of 'pee-in-the-pants feeling,' guess what, I got into a porno site. Actually there were many. If trousers is related to some 'action' I would not have been surprised if it were watched by a vice squad, but, the Department of Homeland Security?
    I think it is chiefly a British expression. That is my best guess.

    I am curious about what site that is that the Department of Homeland Security posted that notice on.

    Any expression that you come up with I can probably figure out if you provide me with enough context, especially if it's not something that is highly technical.

    :)

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    All bluster and no guts

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW
    All bluster and no guts
    Thank, I pick up one more idiom. Okay, one idiom at a time. I do have quite a collection now.

    BMO

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