not just whistling Dixie

not just whistling Dixie

Rur. not talking nonsense. (Alludes to a song titled "Dixie.") Man, you are right! You're not just whistling Dixie. When you say she is wrong, you're not just whistling Dixie.
See also: Dixie, just, not, whistle

not just whistling Dixie

(...ˈdɪksi)
tv. not talking nonsense. (Folksy. Refers to a song titled Dixie.) Man, you are right! You’re not just whistling Dixie.
See also: Dixie, just, not, whistle
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When I comment on the South and racism in the context of writing about art, I'm not just whistling Dixie.
The NCAA will be keeping an ear tuned toward Georgia over the next two months, hoping it hears the winds of change and not just whistling Dixie.
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