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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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Earlier this week the Manhattanbased billionaire announced Windbag Trump's opposition to an offshore windfarm in sight of his golf he had engaged top planninlaw FROM ANY ABERDEEN BRANCH .
Angered at same-sex marriage becoming law, North Thanet windbag Sir Roger Gale stormed: "Abolish civil marriage and create civil union irrespective of sexuality or relationship.
And sitting through this aimless windbag of a movie does nothing to shake the notion.
Elsewhere, the office Romeo is little more than a sham - a windbag in fact, with not much to show in the yo-ho-ho stakes for all his swagger.
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.
When the irritating alien-faced windbag arrived at this year's Grammy's, she tried to steal the show by having her staff claim she would "emerge from the womb" when the time was right to perform her song.
Windbag On Ospreys star Mike Phillips being in hot water over crowd reaction LEAVE him alone.
Then the old windbag stoner added: "I should learn to shut my mouth and just sing.
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.
But while a council chamber may be a good place to find a self-important windbag (like any pub or football ground), it is also a good place to find enthusiastic supporters of democracy who could easily be spending their time doing something more financially rewarding.
It has to be said that the Auto Windbag whatsit final was of such little interest last weekend that I didn't even know who was playing in it until the afternoon of the game.
But if you're trapped watching the movie, it's like being stuck in the corner of some godawful party, held prisoner by the ramblings of a self-important windbag.
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 the fact the Valleys are as poor as Eastern Europe IS it any wonder that Wales is poorer than Eastern Europe?
THE rambling windbag who appeared on Question Time did himself no favours.