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talk the talk

To speak confidently or boastfully about something. Often used in the full phrase "talk the talk and walk the walk," which indicates that one can carry out what they claim. Chelsea talks a big game, but she can back it up too—she definitely talks the talk and walks the walk.
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talk the talk

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If someone talks the talk, they talk about a subject in a confident and impressive way, even if they do not really do much. These modern men may well talk the talk, but how are they going to react when a baby vomits on their best clothes? As anyone who has ever heard him address a conference will agree, he can certainly talk the talk. Note: People often use walk the walk after talk the talk. If someone walks the walk, they do the things they have been talking about. It's not good enough to talk the talk — the party needs to walk the walk, too.
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talk the talk

speak fluently or convincingly about something or in a way intended to please or impress others. informal
1997 Beautiful British Columbia We may not look like true rock jocks yet, but we talk the talk.
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talk the talk

To speak knowledgeably about something, especially something that one claims or implies one can do well.
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By talking the talk of hate but refusing to name any specific class of persona non grata (the hate is always generic or, perhaps even more frighteningly, has no target), Kruger is able to demonstrate just how hollow such rhetoric really is: depending on your inclination, you can see that it lacks substance, or you can plug in any old name you care to condemn.
The bottom line is that when it comes to shareholder value, most companies are talking the talk, but not walking the walk," said Hackett Senior Business Advisor John McMahan.
While many in the industry are talking the talk about building consultative relationships with their financial advisor clients, Nuveen is actually walking the walk," said William T.
Pratt, still very much talking the talk of the '60s despite the passage of so many years, forthwith accused the Nixon administration of ``trying to kill us all'' and asserted that even today the country's jails are packed with the unjustly accused.
92 might be talking the talk as much as anyone down here.
The Family Health Index poll tells us that many people are talking the talk about health, but they're not walking the walk, running the mile or even getting the health screenings they need," said Dr.