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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.
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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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Before the Welsh Labour windbags took over, from an education point of view Wales was doing OK.
Why must taxpayers be saddled with the huge cost of paying for a talking shop for failed TDs and other verbose windbags? It doesn't serve any real purpose any more except to rubber-stamp Dail legislation.
TO Mrs Clark I quite agree with you on the windbags who write in about Prince Harry.
MAGICIAN Mr Windbags makes his final appearance at the Stephenson Railway Museum tomorrow.
The wringing of hands and the wailing of the Welsh windbags, Millennium Centre, see Millennium Dome, or 'Doom' as it was.
Hentoff quotes Russell Baker's description of Huckleberry Finn's moral: "The people |Huck and Jim~ encounter are drunkards, murderers, bullies, swindlers, lynchers, thieves, liars, frauds, child abusers, numb-skulls, hypocrites, windbags and traders in human flesh.
Children's favourite Mr Windbags performed his magic tricks and youngsters who took their teddy bears got a free ride on the miniature railway.
Okay the windbags at the chamber of horrors - sorry chamber of commerce - might whine about loss of income but hey, who cares?
I AM absolutely furious at the proposal to spend in excess of pounds 55m of taxpayers money on a costly and useless talking shop for a bunch of windbags.
Up to 3,000 people turned up at Deneside Park to enjoy the May Day Festival which also saw Mr Lido the Magician, Mr Windbags the Clown, Pengwyn Rapper Sword Dancers and dancing from Parkside Youth and Dance Association.
Mr Windbags the magician will perform magic tricks and any children who bring along a teddy bear will be given a free steam train ride.
The Welsh were, for whatever reason, stereotyped as windbags.
If captain Nasser Hussain has managed to keep his squad focused on the cricket, and left the windbags to their hollering, I believe England have a fighting chance of upsetting the odds on the Subcontinent again.
SIR - A recent correspondent derided the cost of 'windbags' in Cardiff Bay.
Mr Windbags performs his magic show at the Stephenson Railway Museum in Middle Engine Lane on Thursday at 11.30am, 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30pm.