walk the talk

walk the talk

To back up one's boastful talk with meaningful actions. (A compressed version of the largely American, "If you're going to talk the talk, you have to walk the walk," or, "You talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?" and other such iterations.) Primarily heard in UK. This consultant has sold us on some pretty radical ideas, but it remains to be seen whether he can walk the talk.
See also: talk, walk
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Thurman, on the other hand, hopes to walk the talk come fight night as he aims to send Pacquiao into retirement.
Besides the World Health Assembly, the First Lady will be the Chief Guest at the Walk the Talk run organized by the World Health Organization which will take place on Sunday.
It is time for our politicians to walk the talk about reviving Mohammad Ali Jinnah's vision.
Summary: As a leader, you must walk the talk in order to create trust, says N.R.
Palace to Reds: Walk the talk on peace !-- -- Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) - October 22, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Malacantildeang yesterday renewed its call for the Communist Party of the Philippines to support President Duterte's call for peace after CPP founding chairman Jose Maria Sison reiterated his openness to resume the stalled talks with the government.
'We want to walk the talk. This agreement is a sign of good things to come.'
Speaking to Malay Mail at a ceramah in the Kerinchi public flats, the former Cabinet minister said he refuses to entertain any requests made by 'people who do not walk the talk'.
Summary: Los Angeles [USA], July 27 (ANI): The fans have always seen Euron Greyjoy talk the talk, but in the second episode of Season Seven of 'Game of Thrones,' we saw him walk the talk.
PATRICK JANSSENS and Walk The Talk took the honours at Romford for the second Friday running after last week's sprint final winner returned to lower the 225m track record with a stunning performance, writes Jonathan Kay.
More than 80 indigenous front-line diabetes workers from across the province have gathered in the capital to discuss how to "walk the talk." Video provided by CBC
In keeping with that mission, Shine: How To Walk the Talk crosses denominational boundaries by relying on Scripture, folk tales, parables and personal experience to provide a step-by-step study on how to really love God and your neighbor as yourself.
Summary: The emirate is all set to 'walk the talk' on its first ever environmental walkathon for Earth Day to be observed on April 22.
How many Hollywood folks who talk a good environmental line actually walk the talk and have smaller homes that are off the grid or at least as green as they can be?
Do you really fill the shoes of a "Walk the Talk" safety pro?
If change is to come, management can't pay "passionate lip service", but must "walk the talk."