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talk big

To boast or brag about one's own abilities, skills, success, achievements, etc., especially when such bragging runs contrary to reality. He talks big about all the things he's doing to make the country safer, but so far his administration hasn't done squat. She likes to talk big about how great a tennis player she is, but I don't think she's even won a tournament.
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talk big

to brag; to make grandiose statements. She talks big but can't produce anything. He has some deep need to talk big, but it's just talkno action.
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talk big

Brag, boast, as in I don't believe he's ever shot even a duck, but he sure talks big about hunting. This colloquial idiom was first recorded in 1699.
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talk big

talk confidently or boastfully. informal
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talk ˈbig

(disapproving) tell people how good you are or promise many things: The President talks big but he doesn’t do anything.
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talk big

in. to brag; to make grandiose statements. He has some deep need to talk big. He can’t do anything.
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talk big

Informal
To brag.
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We don't mind jostling with the big boys when the need arises - and the thought that we might talk Big Vince into joining us, rattling a few cages to get a spirited argument across, appeals here.