talk through your hat

talk through (one's) hat

1. To say foolish things; to talk of 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.
See also: hat, talk, through

talk through your hat

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

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.
See also: hat, talk, through
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