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empty vessels make (the) most noise

proverb Foolish, unwise, or stupid people are the most talkative. Of course silly old Aunt Helen babbles constantly—empty vessels make the most noise.
See also: empty, make, most, noise, vessel
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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.
See also: empty, make, most, noise, vessel
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