empty vessels make most noise
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
empty vessels make (the) most noise
Foolish, unwise, or stupid people are the most talkative. Of course silly old Aunt Helen babbles constantly—empty vessels make the most noise.
empty vessels make most noise (or sound)those with least wisdom or knowledge are always the most talkative. proverb
Vessel here refers to a hollow container, such as a bowl or cask, rather than a ship.