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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

windbag

and bag of wind
n. a talkative person; a braggart. Quiet, you windbag!
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I take it he's referring to Baron Kinnock of Bedwellty, once given that xenophobic windbag tag by London's gutter press.
The next time the Caledonian windbag - Andy Gray - starts drivelling away about the Premier League being the best in Europe, just respond 'Bolton Wanderers'.
The Government talks a good deal about sustainable this and sustainable that, particular when they are in full windbag mode over climate change.
Whereas an ageist world was happy to embrace anti-Establishment anger expressed by an articulate 26-year-old, the same ranting individual was regarded as a boring old windbag 35 years later.
However, let the Top Gear chaps - the winsome Richard Hammond, the windswept James May, the windbag Jeremy Clarkson bang on about them and she's all ears.
But the man who became commonly known as the Welsh windbag and let his defences down to allow Margaret Thatcher to slip through Labour's defences for a third term in office, is quoted as saying: 'I have great respect for Mark Hughes but I think Earnie [Robert Earnshaw] should have started against Russia - and his performance against Scotland showed why.
It was the same method used against Neil Kinnock in tagging him as the Welsh Windbag.
And sitting through this aimless windbag of a movie does nothing to shake the idea.
There is nothing wrong with adverts but couldn't they be shown at the commencement and conclusion of every fight instead of that windbag Rosenthal or the bore of the century Barry McGuigan?
Via her new assignment at an upstate casino, she has ample opportunity to encounter suspicious characters, including Nolte's windbag politician, Dermot Mulroney's klutzy ladykiller, Nathan Lane's ex-con entertainer and two women of fluid morals and uncertain self-worth, played by Lesley Ann Warren and Brittany Murphy.
Munro, Glasgow SCOTLAND has the most advanced energy plans on Earth and we are not going to dumb them down for Donald Trump or any other wealthy windbag.
Windbag On Ospreys star Mike Phillips being in hot water over crowd reaction LEAVE him alone.
I prefer the opinions of Charlton and his team-mates to those of a Scottish windbag like Lorne Jackson, who would be out of breath just running to catch a bus.
Once an English parliament is established, can we then expect some grovelling apologies for the ridiculous anti-English lies that pour forth from Wales, including the ludicrous Welsh/Chechnya freedom fights and the Welsh arsonists and then there's the top-up fees, the foundation hospitals, the deliberate witholding of drugs for the sick and dying in England and the most obnoxious of all, the Welsh windbag Neil Kinnock, who sits in the House of Lords, poking his nose into England's business.
Souness's decision to kick out the Welsh windbag should have been taken by the indecisive Robson three years ago.