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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.
See also: all, and, cider, no, talk

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!
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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.
See also: all, no, talk

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).
See also: all, no, talk

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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For the medium ciders, a Pink Lady Apple is added to the mix, which has brought an excellent taste to those drinks.
Red Bank Vintage Dry is amber in colour and is flat, as traditional cider is supposed to be so pours with no head.
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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.
Wassail was born of this new interest in cider, and features an eclectic menu of modern ciders.
Gwynt y Ddraig (Dragon's Breath) based in Llantwit Fardre, picked up a gold medal for its pear brew in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) 2015 national Cider and Perry Championships.
And it's interesting to meet American craft cider-makers and see how they're manufacturing and what they're trying with their ciders.
E is the Midlands' leading cider maker - but you won't find him putting a dead rat in a barrel.
They hope to start making hand-pressed apple cider in March and by the summer to open The Ciderhouse, offering their ciders and a seasonal menu featuring local meats and naturally foraged ingredients.
Made from fresh apples and certified organic, Sonoma Ciders are available in 12 oz.
Some of the finest restaurants in the country have these small batch ciders on their beverage menus, but an average consumer would never be able to find them at their local grocery or wine store.