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    walk the talk

    Dear teachers.

    While reading a book recently, more especially a Bible course as a Microsoft Word file, I found the following sentence “if you want to be a good Christian, you need to “walk the talk”. Judging from the context, I guessed that it means that one should not be different in his action and words. I think the logical meaning of the expression in question could be lay down with the following words “walk the talk” means “back up what you say with your actions”.

    I couldn’t show just cause for the written above.

    Would you be kind enough tell me whether the the phrase in question is an idiomatic expression or just one coined by the author?

    Do you know something about the expression “if you talk the talk, you ‘ve got to walk the walk.?

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    V.
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    Re: walk the talk

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    ... ...not be difference different in his action and words. ... ...


    Just now,this forum sent a message to me:
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    1 characters? What is the meaning ? I can't understand.Oh,my god!
    Last edited by dodonaomik; 18-Jul-2008 at 15:51.

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    Re: walk the talk

    Quote Originally Posted by dodonaomik View Post
    Just now,this forum sent a message to me:
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    1 characters? What is the meaning ? I can't understand.Oh,my god!
    It means that you're typing inside the quote boxes, not outside them. If you want to type your message under another person's message, then do it after their message, after the box that looks like [/QUOTE...].

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    Re: walk the talk

    It means to practice what you preach. Click Idioms: walk a straight line -- wall flower

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    Re: walk the talk

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    It means that you're typing inside the quote boxes, not outside them. If you want to type your message under another person's message, then do it after their message, after the box that looks like [/QUOTE...].
    Oh, my god!
    Soup, thanks a lot! hahaha,it seems very interesting

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