What is "no slouch as a trash talker" means?

Status
Not open for further replies.

sbchan

Junior Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2006
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
Chinese
Home Country
Hong Kong
Current Location
Hong Kong
In an article the author wrote "Langone is no slouch as a trash talker, but this was simply juvenile." I don't understand the meaning of "is no slouch as a trash talker".
 

Barb_D

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 12, 2007
Member Type
Other
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
No slouch - an understated way of saying someone is good at something.

She's no slouch as a housekeeper - She keeps her house in nice shape.

Trash talk - Usually applies to athletes, or other rivals, and sometimes in good humor and sometimes quite mean, putting down the skills and abilities of the others and building up your own.

In total, he was good at that type of talk, saying how good he (and his team?) are and how much they are going to dominate the other person (or his team).
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top