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old windbag

pejorative A person (not necessarily elderly) thought to speak at too great a length or to say little of value, often with an air of pretentious authority. Ah, quit prattling on about the government, you old windbag! You don't know the first thing about politics.
See also: old, windbag

windbag

and bag of wind
n. a talkative person; a braggart. Quiet, you windbag!
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I AM absolutely furious at the proposal to spend in excess of pounds 55m of taxpayers money on a costly and useless talking shop for a bunch of windbags.
Hentoff quotes Russell Baker's description of Huckleberry Finn's moral: "The people |Huck and Jim~ encounter are drunkards, murderers, bullies, swindlers, lynchers, thieves, liars, frauds, child abusers, numb-skulls, hypocrites, windbags and traders in human flesh.
Children's favourite Mr Windbags performed his magic tricks and youngsters who took their teddy bears got a free ride on the miniature railway.
Okay the windbags at the chamber of horrors - sorry chamber of commerce - might whine about loss of income but hey, who cares?
Up to 3,000 people turned up at Deneside Park to enjoy the May Day Festival which also saw Mr Lido the Magician, Mr Windbags the Clown, Pengwyn Rapper Sword Dancers and dancing from Parkside Youth and Dance Association.
Mr Windbags the magician will perform magic tricks and any children who bring along a teddy bear will be given a free steam train ride.
The Welsh were, for whatever reason, stereotyped as windbags.
If captain Nasser Hussain has managed to keep his squad focused on the cricket, and left the windbags to their hollering, I believe England have a fighting chance of upsetting the odds on the Subcontinent again.
Such costs, amounting to several thousand times the cost of the Assembly, include Woolsack windbags, Windsor windbags, and President Bush's personal windbag, all tucked up in an archaic and self-serving old-boys club that can, in the final analysis, outvote Welsh representation by something like sixteen to one next time they want to dump something nasty far away from English marginal seats.
Mr Windbags performs his magic show at the Stephenson Railway Museum in Middle Engine Lane on Thursday at 11.
WHAT a load of old windbags appeared on the BBC television programme about the Welsh language (September 18).
UPSTART Austrians launched war on Welsh windbags yesterday - to claim the longest word on the Internet.
This is the last chance for visitors to Stephenson Railway Museum to see Mr Windbags perform his magic tricks this summer.
But in reality they are just a load of inflated windbags.
Mr Windbags the Magician returns with his marvellous magic tricks tomorrow and Thursday.