idle words

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Noun1.idle words - empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"
talk, talking - an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here"
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Pay no attention to my idle words, I really have no desire for olives now.
A lot of officers say their door is always open but for a Supply Corps officer those aren't idle words, they're at the core of our leadership.
You won't find stained-glass tributes to lost loves or idle words about a better life in his lyrics," writer Nathaniel Orwiler says.
Lashings from the polemic of parliament, a whole cabal of critics calling for, I think the 52nd time, the US Ambassador to be "thrown out" of Bahrain, alas idle words as has been shown by what might be euphemistically termed a lack of "follow-up" by the most vocal critics.
His whole life has prepared him for this moment -- to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words.
They know that one-quarter of their generation have lost their lives to "choice" They want more than just idle words and rhetoric.
It was also proof that Martin O'Neill's assurance that his team would not let the season fizzle out was not just idle words.
For the Chinese people and the Chinese military, those are by no means idle words.
5sec furlong clocked on the Ballydoyle gallops prior to Royal Ascot - amounted to much more than idle words or hype.
Judge Spittle said: "Usually idle words come from the dock, but having read the report, they weren't idle words.