Definition: (noun) exaggerated claims
He's full of big talk, but he rarely does what he claims.
Is that just big talk, or do you think it's actually true?
Give Someone a Talking to
Definition: (verbal phrase) speak strongly to someone, berate someone
She gave her daughter a talking to after she got home after midnight.
Come in this room! You need a talking to!
Definition: (noun) serious discussion
Jane and I had a great heart-to-heart talk last weekend. Now I understand her.
Have you had a heart-to-heart talk with your wife yet?
Definition: (noun) something stated that is obviously not true
Come on Tim! That's just jive talk.
Stop the jive talk and tell me something interesting.
Definition: (idiomatic phrase) the most important thing is money
Don't forget that money talks, so everything else doesn't matter.
In the end money talks so your business needs to be profitable as soon as possible.
Definition: (noun) a short discussion intended to motivate someone
The coach gave the players a pep talk during halftime.
My wife gave me a pep talk to help me with my job interview.
Definition: (noun) a discussion that is completely honest, often discussing difficult issues
Tom gave me straight talk at the meeting which I appreciated greatly.
I'd like to hear some straight talk on the investment opportunities.
Talk a Blue Streak
Definition: (verbal phrase) speak quickly and at length
Maria talked a blue streak at the party. It was hard to say anything.
Be careful when speaking with Tom, he talks a blue streak.
Definition: (verb) make large claims and boasts
Take everything he says with a grain of salt. He talks big.
You're talking big today. Could you please be a bit more realistic?
Definition: (noun) expert on television
The talking heads feel the economy is going to improve.
They hired a talking head to represent them on TV talk shows.
Talk Like Nut
Definition: (verbal phrase) say things that make little sense
Don't talk like a nut! That's crazy.
She's talking like a nut. Don't believe a word she says.
Talk On the Big White Phone
Definition: (verbal phrase) to vomit into the toilet
Doug drank too much so he's talking on the big white phone.
She's in the bathroom talking on the big white phone.
Talk Through One's Hat
Definition: (verbal phrase) speak carelessly and tell lies
He's talking through his hat. Don't believe a word he says.
Unfortunately, Jane often talks through her hat, so you can't believe anything.
Talk to Hear One's Own Voice
Definition: (verb phrase) speak in order to hear oneself, find joy in speaking too much
Henry talks to hear his own voice. It gets boring after a while.
He lost a few of his friends because he talks to hear his own voice.
Definition: (verbal phrase) talk serious business, talk frankly
It's time to talk turkey about the business.
Peter, we need to talk turkey.
Talk Until You Are Blue In the Face
Definition: (verbal phrase) speak at length without influencing others
There's no need to try to convince her. You'll just talk until you are blue in the face.
I talked until I was blue in the face, but it didn't help.