talk through one's hat, to

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.
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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]
See also: hat, talk, through

talk through (one's) hat

1. To talk nonsense.
2. To bluff.
See also: hat, talk, through

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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