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old windbag

pejorative A person (not necessarily elderly) thought to speak at too great a length or to say little of value, often with an air of pretentious authority. Ah, quit prattling on about the government, you old windbag! You don't know the first thing about politics.
See also: old, windbag
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windbag

and bag of wind
n. a talkative person; a braggart. Quiet, you windbag!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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