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talk through (one's) hat

1. To say foolish things; to talk nonsense. Don't pay Jonathan any mind, Mary, he's just talking through his hat again.
2. To exaggerate one's achievements or knowledge; to bluff or boast. Dorothy keeps saying she can outrun anyone in our school, but she's talking through her hat if you ask me. It seemed like the candidate was talking through his hat for a while when the debate turned to the topic of tax policy.
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talk through one's hat

Fig. to brag or exaggerate; to talk nonsense. That can't be so! You are just talking through your hat! Pay no attention to Mary. She is just talking through her hat.
See also: hat, talk, through
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

talk through one's hat

Talk nonsense; also, hold forth about something one knows very little about. For example, He was talking through his hat when he described the shipwreck, or Mother went on and on about various screwdrivers but in fact she was talking through her hat . The allusion in this idiom makes no sense either, which may be the point. [Late 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

talk through your hat

talk foolishly, wildly, or ignorantly. informal
Vulgar variants of this expression include talking through your backside , arse , and ass .
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talk through your ˈhat

(old-fashioned, informal) (usually used in progressive tenses) say silly things while you are talking about a subject you do not understand: Don’t take any notice of him. He’s talking through his hat, as usual.
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talk through one’s hat

in. to say baseless things; to speak carelessly and tell lies. You don’t know what you are talking about. You’re just talking through your hat.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

talk through (one's) hat

1. To talk nonsense.
2. To bluff.
See also: hat, talk, through
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

talk through one's hat, to

To talk nonsense; to pontificate about something one knows little or nothing about. This late nineteenth-century expression calls up an image that makes no sense whatever. Theodore Pratt (Thunder Mountain, 1944) added a little meaning to it, writing, “You’re talking through your hat, and your hat is full of holes.”
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