gasbag


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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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An inquiry at the time determined that the disaster had resulted from a failure of the outer cover, leading to the collapse of one or more of the forward gasbags.
When Senator Dianne Feinstein warned that fields could be fallowed voluntarily with compensation, or by force and without, an IID board member called her a "bureaucratic gasbag, pig-eyed sack of crap.
Of course, the official gasbag of the kook right is Rush Limbaugh.
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.
You may find this hard to believe, but there was a time when TV gasbag Chris Matthews was a respectable hard news reporter.
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.
When the Pulitzer Prize went to the paper in 1973, it was not for any "gotcha" interviews, opinion-laden blog postings, or cable gasbag arguments over guilt, innocence or constitutional abuse.
Out, most brazenly, went the first two lines of the last stanza, in which the speaker imagines himself as an old gasbag, turning the wavering and randomness of his life into a tale of courage and foresight.