talk the talk

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talk the talk

  1. To make claims that suggest intended actions.
    When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, he talks the talk, but it remains to be seen if he walks the walk.
  2. To claim one will take action, but fail to do so.
    Some leaders only talk the talk but aren't prepared to take any risks.

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