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all talk and no cider

All talk and no action. Full of strong words, promises, or intentions, but failing either to act on those words or to achieve results. He keeps threatening to quit if he doesn't get a raise, but I think he's all talk and no cider, considering how long he's been here.
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hard liquor

Any distilled alcoholic beverage, such as whiskey, vodka, gin, etc. "Hard" here is a reference to the higher percentage of alcohol in comparison to wine or beer. Primarily heard in US, Canada. I've learned to steer clear of hard liquor if I want to avoid a hangover the next day!
See also: hard, liquor

all talk (and no action)

Said of one who talks a lot about something that one has not actually done, or will not actually do. She may brag about donating money to the school, but I know she's all talk and no action. Oh, he's all talk—he's never had to face real danger.
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all talk (and no action)

Much discussion but no action or results, as in Don't count on Mary's help-she's all talk, or Dave has been saying for months that he'll get a summer job, but he's all talk and no action . This idiom may have begun life as all talk and no cider, which Washington Irving cited as an American proverb in Salmagundi (1807). However, similar sayings antedate it by many years-for example, "The greatest talkers are always the least doers" (John Ray, English Proverbs, 1670).
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hard liquor

Distilled alcoholic beverages, such as gin or whiskey. For example, We're serving wine and beer but no hard liquor. The hard here refers to their high alcoholic content, which is also true for hard cider, although the latter is not distilled but has simply fermented.
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hard liquor

n. potent liquor such as whiskey, gin, rum, etc. Stay off of hard liquor until your stomach feels better.
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The market is benefiting from increasing premiumisation, with premium ciders, which account for a quarter of the market, growing at more than double the rate of mainstream cider.
Angry Orchard also makes The Cider House Collection specialty ciders, as well as a variety of seasonal ciders.
Ciders are made from apple juices and concentrates sourced primarily from the Pacific Northwest.
I would say you're looking at a $2 billion market in 2020," says Jeffrey House, president of the California Cider Company, which puts out ACE Premium Hard Ciders.
SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective have announced the return of their Cider Summit festival to Chicago, IL, on Saturday, February 8, 2014.
The competition featured ciders and perries from across the UK, with each cider and perry judged on its individual taste, aroma, flavour, after-taste and overall appeal.
We don't just brew ciders, we craft moments," said Fran Toves, owner, Common Cider Company.
Mr Hogan added: "The thinking behind the bar was to showcase a wide range of interesting ciders alongside some old favourites and with a range of close to 25 traditional, keg and a delicious hot mulled cider there really is something for all cider lovers.
Denis has been producing cider commercially now for almost a quarter of a century, before that their ciders and perries were only drunk on the farm with the orchards marked on the 1831 map.
The cider segment is the fastest-growing segment in the alcohol industry, growing 700% since 2009," says Alejandra de Obeso, brand director for Heineken International's Strongbow Apple Ciders.
The pub usually has 12 real ciders available, six on a handpump and six served on gravity dispense (from a tap).
The competition featured ciders and perries from across the UK.
I think our ciders are quite different than the types currently available in America.
Made from fresh apples and certified organic, Sonoma Ciders are available in 12 oz.