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gasbag

A person who speaks at too great a length, saying little of value and often with an air of pretentious authority. Ah, quit prattling on about the government, you old gasbag! You don't know the first thing about politics.

gasbag

n. a braggart. What’s the old gasbag going on about now?
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R101 (right, in its Cardington hangar) was originally 221m long but with the extra gasbag and bay its length increased to 237m.
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While cable news gasbags were the worst offenders, the Times had carried dozens of references to Bowling-gate in its news pages and blog entries.
And I'm a bit doubtful about the gasbags down the Bay.
The gasbags of ``shout radio'' have done their utmost to denigrate and vilify the young lady who has accused Kobe Bryant of rape.
According to all the best gasbags, only the antiquated could seem new anymore, and then on condition that it not be taken seriously--so Maddin was typed as an ironist, who joked about a past era in order to mock his own.
The members passed an enormous tax cut in the teeth of a recession--taking us from surplus to deficit so quickly that not even the talk-radio gasbags could convincingly pin the blame on our all-weather scapegoat, Bill Clinton.
Eight hundred-odd of the gasbags were silenced forever at a huge saving to the taxpayer.
While those obnoxious gasbags get all red in the face and neck about minor infringements of the game's etiquette their referees are out there alone and facing the growing wrath of the masses.
It's fortunate the Valley got a few streets fixed, a few trees trimmed as some hush money from the downtown gasbags because now that they've dumbed the majority of L.
Now the government and the safety gasbags responsible for making one, society-wide cost-benefit analysis for everyone are admitting what they knew all along but wouldn't tell the rest of us: Airbags are not an unmitigated good.
Now that we have more gasbags in Brussels, Strasbourg, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh, do we still need so many at Westminster and, if they were to go, wouldn''t it cut down global warming by perhaps 50%?
It was now July 9, more than two weeks into the affair - no wonder today's cable news gasbags are salivating - and Will Rogers was exclaiming that New York had invited the delegates to visit the city -- but not move there permanently.
Therefore, when he returned to his old stamping ground on Saturday there was no welcome mat laid out and a few Clyde gasbags turned the air blue with their opinions of the man.
Listen to the Sabbath gasbags, still applauding in their plush seats a full week after the Bush roadshow opened in Kennebunkport.