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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If believers of all faiths walk the talk as the UAE does, peace will prevail in the volatile region, a Bishop said on Monday.
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.
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.
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?
When it comes to safety, I actually Walk the Talk and want to talk about it.
Walk the talk by having the courage to address concerns and differences directly with others; have the humility to acknowledge mistakes; appreciate other approaches because we are all needed to bring our special gifts.
We need to walk the talk that we are serving the Chinese society in a meaningful way.
It's time to walk the talk," says Green Mountain President John Brennan on a recent tour of the cow barns and digester.
They really walk the talk of their core values," said Tim Dowling, CEO of Pure Networks, a Seattle based home networking company and result of an Ignition EIR project.
Murphey was asked about the importance of management's commitment to safety, he responded, "We need to walk the talk, show that responsibility lies at the management level and to let the whole organization know consistently that this is a priority and part of their responsibility as well.
This also helps us to teach about energy conservation because now we can walk the talk," said Daniel G.
We have a strong team in North America and John's ability to walk the talk shows he has the right attributes to lead them.
In addition, schools teach environmental practices but have budgets that restrict the extent to which they can walk the talk.