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talk big

to brag; to make grandiose statements. She talks big but can't produce anything. He has some deep need to talk big, but it's just talkno action.
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talk big

Brag, boast, as in I don't believe he's ever shot even a duck, but he sure talks big about hunting. This colloquial idiom was first recorded in 1699.
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talk big

in. to brag; to make grandiose statements. He has some deep need to talk big. He can’t do anything.
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talk big

Informal
To brag.
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