talk the talk

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talk the talk

  1. (idiomatic) To speak like an expert; to exhibit one's knowledge of a subject.
    When it comes to reducing nuclear emissions, he talks the talk, but it remains to be seen if he walks the walk.
  2. (idiomatic) To make empty discussion without taking appropriate action.
    Some leaders only talk the talk and aren't prepared to take any risks.
    You talk the talk, but do you walk the walk?

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