walk the talk

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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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Maybe he really walks the talk because he loves to talk about bribing, Lacierda said.
Bishop Kumara Llangasinghe, of the diocese of Kurunagala in Sri Lanka, is one of a newly emerging breed of Anglican bishop/statesmen: a religious leader, he also acts as intermediary between opposing factions in his country, and walks the talk of peace every day.