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blowhard

(ˈbloˈhɑrd)
n. a braggart; a big talker. When and if this blowhard finishes, let’s go.
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Someone not straitjacketed by a lifetime of public service, like, off the top of my head, a blowhard newspaper columnist, might put it like this: "The courts would like to bang them up, and you and me would like to see them banged up, but we can't bang them up because the prisons are full and so we have to try and rehabilitate people who don't want to be rehabilitated, they just want to carry on nicking.
Normally, one of the worst places to be stuck at a dinner party is next to a blowhard lawyer recounting his involvement in a particular lawsuit.
A blowhard French journalist writes a book about America that is full of arrogant stupidity, and you want to let the air out of him and mail him home flat.
25 (which includes many Christians, a fact Fox News blowhard Bill O'Reilly seems to have missed) and those who want their Christianity affirmed with every ring of the cash register.
Blowhard from NAGCOM, but since he funds half of your budget, you'd better practice your happy dance (or at least project an enthused voice) when he calls.
Making us pull for a sanctimonious statist blowhard like Kerry isn't the worst thing Bush has done to the country.
What is funnier than watching blowhard politicians successfully caricature themselves?
The book's major weakness is the inconsistency--some might call it hypocrisy--of Coulter's decrying the "denigration" that is the "hallmark" of "liberal argument," while irresponsibly calling revered newsman Walter Cronkite a "pious left-wing blowhard," labeling former New Jersey Governor and current Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Todd Whitman a "dimwit" and alleging that feminist icon Gloria Steinem is "a deeply ridiculous figure.
I consider 'em blowhard idiots who should have been mastering their own shooting skills instead of berating a fellow hunter for choosing and using tackle he could shoot accurately.
Freeman does not stalk such large and elusive quarry, but confines himself instead to drawing smaller scale inferences: Agricola was no blowhard and if he thought Ireland could be taken by a legion or so, he probably had some good intelligence on the matter.
Then there are Burnett's fellow jurors, including one who wore clogs with red socks that sparkled, another who could not distinguish daytime television from daily life, yet another whom Burnett labels "a blowhard contractor of some sort," and "a poster boy for [feminist writer] Susan Faludi's tragic tale of the white working-class male--big chest, big gut, big debt.
Mr Schultz, in his well written account, shows him to be little more than a blowhard and his cavalry force was beaten back by a small group of what could be called Richmond's 'Dad's Army'.
Listen, you big, pompous blowhard," we've all yelled into the face of some authority figure at least once in our dreams as we jabbed a rigid index finger into the offender's chest, "you're absolutely, completely and totally wrong.
An easy and fun read, Square Wheels describes a City Council and Moscow politics characterized by pettiness, incompetence, blowhard showmanship, freewheeling plotting, factions and intrigue.
He made it sound as if it was a Viking longship that was due to sail up the Thames in May to break open English coffers, not just blowhard nationalists who, if things go according to Tory plans (and SNP ones, too), would be bystanders to the next Cameron government.