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  1. Teh_Learner
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    "put your skills where your mouth is"

    hello all! I'm new here and I'm full of questions ;D

    let me start by asking this:

    I (think I) know what this sentence means:

    "put your skills where your mouth is"

    So, the question is, for example, when someone is saying that will come and beat you or something like that, would it be correct if I say:
    "put your threats where your mouth is"

    or

    "put your threatning where your mouth is"

    or none of the above? if both are wrong, so what could I say ?

    Ok, thats it for now, thanks in advance
    peace!!

    -TL-

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    Re: "put your skills where your mouth is"

    The actual expression is 'Put your money where your mouth is'. You don't change it for specific situations.


    https://www.usingenglish.com/referen...+mouth+is.html

    There are many more idioms here on this site, why not explore a little. Oh, and welcome

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    Re: "put your skills where your mouth is"

    Quote Originally Posted by Teh_Learner View Post
    hello all! I'm new here and I'm full of questions ;D

    let me start by asking this:

    I (think I) know what this sentence means:

    "put your skills where your mouth is"

    So, the question is, for example, when someone is saying that will come and beat you or something like that, would it be correct if I say:
    "put your threats where your mouth is"

    or

    "put your threatning where your mouth is"

    or none of the above? if both are wrong, so what could I say ?

    Ok, thats it for now, thanks in advance
    peace!!

    -TL-
    The problem with your alteration is that "threats" already come from the mouth. The original, with "money" demands an action -- a bet. The version with "skill" can be similar -- show me. It just doesn't work with "threats".

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