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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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This makes it less likely to break through to the gasbag," says West.
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He succeeded, delivering succinct responses that drew upon his long experience in the Senate without coming across as a gasbag.
He can be a bit of an old gasbag at times and has a habit of contradicting himself, but talk Ryder Cup to him and you are talking to an informed zealot.
Richard Branson still has a lot to do if he is to persuade the public that the great balloonist is more than just a gasbag when it comes to running a railway.
It was good to see the ratchet-voiced gasbag back and proved the scriptwriters were wise not to have killed her off like they have with Coronation Street's dopey Derek.
It's easy enough to see how Peckinpah tempts such macho-romantic malarkey: he affected the gasbag sagacity of a low-rent Norman Mailercum-Norman Bates.
I am the luckiest aging TV gasbag in the whole wide world.
AR RATHER than as Lord Prescott I can think of more appropriate titles for the latest gasbag elevated to the Lords.
NO matter whether you're a gobby gasbag, or the type to think things through and take the quiet road, if you've got opinions, then Young Scot wants to hear from you.
Pressman's convincing enough as a dissolute gasbag of a thespian, but ``Swan Song'' is the slowest and least dynamic of the quartet.
THERE ARE two kinds of movies,'' explains Enzo, Giancarlo Giannini's marvelous gasbag of a producer in ``CQ.