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all vine and no taters

Appealing but lacking substance. Patty is beautiful but ditzy, truly all vine and no taters. I thought this report would be groundbreaking, but it's all vine and no taters.
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all vine and no taters

Rur. to be all display with no real value. She's a good-looking woman, but really she's all vine and no taters. Don't be fooled by Jim's flowery promises. They're all vine and no taters.
See also: all, and, no, tater, vine

Hold your horses!

 and Hold your tater!
Fig. Inf. Wait! Tom: Let's go! Let's go! Mary: Hold your horses. Hold your tater, now. Where did you say you are going?
See also: hold

tater

n. a potato. (Folksy. The plural, taters can refer to individual potatoes or a mass of potatoes as with mashed potatoes.) Give me more meat and less taters.
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They're ground, mixed with oil, salt, and flavorings, and shaped into nutritional hand grenades known as Tater Tots.
Taters stole the Duke of Wellington's swords from the Victoria and Albert Museum by tying two ladders together and breaking a window 40ft up.
Unlike most convenience foods from the postwar era, Tater Tots have been given a pass to reenter the culture.
Today, "Tater Tots" has become a proprietary eponym, the downside being that any generic knockoff that looks like a Tater Tot is called a Tater Tot.
Despite the inroads made by imposters, chances are Tater Tots will be just fine.