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hot air

Lies, exaggerations, or nonsense. Oh, you can't believe a word that guy says—he's full of hot air. That station broadcasts nothing but a bunch of hot air.
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hot air

Empty, exaggerated talk, as in That last speech of his was pure hot air. It is also put as full of hot air, as in Pay no attention to Howard-he's full of hot air. This metaphoric term transfers heated air to vaporous talk. [Late 1800s]
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hot air

COMMON If something that someone says or writes is hot air, it is not sincere. All their talk about co-operation is just so much hot air. There are still endless disputes. Parliament is often full of hot air, mock insults and fake hostility.
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hot air

empty talk that is intended to impress.
1998 Times If a chief executive is convinced that a day spent hot-air ballooning is a more effective way of motivating the troops than a lot of hot air from him or her, then anything goes.
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hot ˈair

(informal) impressive but worthless or empty promises: Don’t believe anything she says. It’s all hot air.
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hot air

n. boasting; lying; nonsense. That’s just a lot of hot air. Ignore it.
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hot air

Empty boasting, pretentious talk; also, verbal nonsense. The term presumably refers to exhaling while pontificating. Mark Twain used it in The Gilded Age (1873): “The most airy schemes inflated the hot air of the Capital,” and indeed the term is often used with reference to politicians.
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