all hat, no cattle

All hat, no cattle
(USA) When someone talks big, but cannot back it up, they are all hat, no cattle.('Big hat, no cattle' is also used.)

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  • all hat, no cattle — (USA)    When someone talks big, but cannot back it up, they are all hat, no cattle.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • all hat and no cattle — adjective Full of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious. A fortune can be made on the prairie, and thats what me and Mr. B aim to do. Dont aim to be all hat and no cattle forever, let me tell you! Syn: all bark and no …   Wiktionary

  • all hat and no cattle — pretending to be important and rich, all show    If a man buys things he can t pay for, he s all hat and no cattle …   English idioms

  • all talk and no action — adjective Speaking, promising, or boasting much, but doing little. He never gets his job done. Hes just all talk and no action. Syn: all booster, no payload, all crown, no filling, all foam, no beer, all hammer, no nail, all hat and no cattle,… …   Wiktionary

  • all sizzle and no steak — noun A thing or person which fails to measure up to its description or advanced promotion. Her latest novel is all sizzle and no steak. Syn: all hat and no cattle, all talk and no action …   Wiktionary

  • Cattle in religion — In Hinduism, the cow is a symbol of wealth, strength, abundance, selfless giving and a full Earthly life Cattle are considered sacred in various world religions, most notably Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism[citation needed] …   Wikipedia

  • Cattle Dog — Australian Cattle Dog FCI Standard Nr. 287 Gruppe 1: Hütehunde und Treibhunde (ohne Schweizer Sennenhu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • CATTLE QUEEN OF MONTANA (1954) —    Ronald Reagan, Barbara Stanwyck, Jack Elam, Allan Dwan (director).    When Ronald Reagan was elected president of the United States in 1981, he deliberately cultivated an image of the all American cowboy, riding his horse around his ranch,… …   Westerns in Cinema

  • Australian Cattle Dog — FCI Standard Nr. 287 Gruppe 1: Hüte …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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