walk your talk

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walk your 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 your walk?" and other such iterations.) This consultant has sold us on some pretty radical ideas, but it remains to be seen whether he can walk his talk.
See also: talk, walk

walk your (or the) talk

suit your actions to your words. informal, chiefly North American
This expression is also found as walk the walk .
See also: talk, walk
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Her sister Lora described her as one who had the "courage and willingness to stand up and learn how to love [herself]." Lisa was a "great example of 'walking one's talk'." Monica Foster described her as "A true example of what it is to be true to oneself."