talk rot

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talk rot

1. To say foolish things; to talk of nonsense. Don't pay Jonathan any mind, Mary, he's just talking rot again.
2. To exaggerate one's achievements or knowledge of some subject; to bluff or boast. Dorothy keeps saying she can outrun anyone in our school, but she's talking rot if you ask me. It seemed like the candidate was talking rot for a while when the debate turned to the topic of tax policy and law.
See also: rot, talk
References in classic literature ?
Cannot an honest pavior perform his work in peace, and get his money for it, and his living by it, without others talking rot about ambition and hopes of fame?
COUNCILS bleating that a 10 per cent budget cut means they'll have to slash essential services are talking rot.
I am talking rot ( dry rot, a pernicious fungal attack that can spread unknown from a single seed to complete destruction of the timber in your house within a few months.
The "friend" who told you a nightly drink "swills the sugar away" is, I'm afraid, talking rot.
This confirms what I've long suspected, that the scaremongers who talk of ``a windmill on every hill'', of ``hundreds of wind farms in Wales'' and more need for spinning reserves because wind power is by it's nature intermittent, are talking rot.
If David Davies is telling me that if the team that has won three of the last six FA Cups pulls out of the competition it is not damaged, he is talking rot.