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    Hello everybody !

    I've difficulties in finding the meaning of that idom...i knew the one that says "to walk the talk" which i understood "to do what you say"....

    If someone could help me please ? Thanks

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    hmmmm,This is one of the expressions I like to use......

    for instance,if someone promises...I prefer to use this,he or she needs to do things as they say...... I need not words,I need actions... something like that

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    'To talk the talk' means that you are able to talk theoretically about how something is/should be done; but if one has 'walked the walk', the person has had first hand, practical experience of putting the theory into practice (and so learning that what happens in practice is not always 'according to the book', and so the person has had to adjust, to solve some problem that has occurred in the practical situation.

    So, if a person is said to be able to 'talk the talk' only, it means he can spout all the theory but has no real practical experience of putting the theory into action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmayli View Post
    Hello everybody !

    I've difficulties in finding the meaning of that idom...i knew the one that says "to walk the talk" which i understood "to do what you say"....

    If someone could help me please ? Thanks
    Can you walk the talk? Can you act on your speech?

    A: IT is easy. Do it like this snip snap, and Bob is your aunt.
    B: Can you walk the talk? Can you put your words into practice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    A: IT is easy. Do it like this snip snap, and Bob is your aunt.
    B: Can you walk the walk? Can you put your words into practice?

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    Interesting haha

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    Talk the talk - you say you can do something
    Walk the walk - you can do what you say you can do




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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Talk the talk - you say you can do something
    Walk the walk - you can do what you say you can do



    Can you give examples of when we can use this idiom?

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    He can talk the talk, but can he walk the walk?





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    In our local high schools there are groups of religiously minded students who meet regularly. Their groups are called Walk the Talk.
    To them, this means 'We set ourselves the challenge of living the beliefs (walking) we profess with words (talk).


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