talk the talk


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talk the talk

To speak boastfully about something. Often used in the full phrase "talk the talk and walk the walk," which indicates that one is being boastful or to express doubt that one can carry out what they have claimed. Chelsea talks a big game, but she can back it up too—she definitely talks the talk and walks the walk.
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talk the talk

INFORMAL
If someone talks the talk, they talk about a subject in a confident and impressive way, even if they do not really do much. These modern men may well talk the talk, but how are they going to react when a baby vomits on their best clothes? As anyone who has ever heard him address a conference will agree, he can certainly talk the talk. Note: People often use walk the walk after talk the talk. If someone walks the walk, they do the things they have been talking about. It's not good enough to talk the talk — the party needs to walk the walk, too.
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talk the talk

speak fluently or convincingly about something or in a way intended to please or impress others. informal
1997 Beautiful British Columbia We may not look like true rock jocks yet, but we talk the talk.
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talk the talk

To speak knowledgeably about something, especially something that one claims or implies one can do well.
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