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gasbag

A person who speaks at too great a length, saying little of value and often with an air of pretentious authority. Ah, quit prattling on about the government, you old gasbag! You don't know the first thing about politics.

gasbag

n. a braggart. What’s the old gasbag going on about now?
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Eight hundred-odd of the gasbags were silenced forever at a huge saving to the taxpayer.
He probably guessed his entire house and grounds would have been thawed and warmed in no time by all those gasbags once they started blethering.
It seems to me President Obama has a few more pressing things to do right now than worry about the three-day silence of the gasbags on KPNW.
com, now a freshly minted reason columnist (see "Classical Gasbags," page 62), who wrote: "It was a wild ride, and now it's over.
And I'm a bit doubtful about the gasbags down the Bay.
The gasbags of ``shout radio'' have done their utmost to denigrate and vilify the young lady who has accused Kobe Bryant of rape.
Now that we have more gasbags in Brussels, Strasbourg, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh, do we still need so many at Westminster and, if they were to go, wouldn''t it cut down global warming by perhaps 50%?
While those obnoxious gasbags get all red in the face and neck about minor infringements of the game's etiquette their referees are out there alone and facing the growing wrath of the masses.
It's fortunate the Valley got a few streets fixed, a few trees trimmed as some hush money from the downtown gasbags because now that they've dumbed the majority of L.
Now the government and the safety gasbags responsible for making one, society-wide cost-benefit analysis for everyone are admitting what they knew all along but wouldn't tell the rest of us: Airbags are not an unmitigated good.
Therefore, when he returned to his old stamping ground on Saturday there was no welcome mat laid out and a few Clyde gasbags turned the air blue with their opinions of the man.