big talk

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big′ talk′

exaggeration; bragging.
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The king and the headmen made big talk, and it was agreed that we would take the schooner in two or three days.
"By and by, the schooners full of copra and beche-de-mer and our trees empty of cocoanuts, the three skippers and that mate called us all together for a big talk. And they said they were very glad that we had learned our lesson, and we said for the ten-thousandth time that we were sorry and that we would not do it again.
The military were stationed at some little distance from the scene of the "big talk"; while the general and the chiefs were smoking pipes and making speeches, the officers, supposing all was friendly, left the troops, and drew near the scene of ceremonial.
Now I don't care that [snapping her fingers] for your bullying and your big talk. I'll advertize it in the papers that your duchess is only a flower girl that you taught, and that she'll teach anybody to be a duchess just the same in six months for a thousand guineas.
It's not just big talk, though - the passion fruit formula really is irresistible, with a texture that leaves your skin glowing, sexy smooth and instantly satisfied.
The two filmmakers who have their own retrospectives at IFFR 2018, Artur AaAaAeAe[c]mijews and JosAaAaAeA@ Celestino Campusano, will also give separate Big Talk
The expanded programme has been renamed The Big Talk, and provides more focused talks on the topics of retirement and investment planning.
Other ways to find out more about retirement planning are by requesting a copy of the Getting the Most out of Retirement guide or attending one of the Big Talk on Retirement events.
Addressing an election rally here, Gandhi said "The opposition, particularly the BJP, are going round the country indulging in big talk but what did their government do when they were in power at the Centre?
Actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are among shareholders who will gain from the sale of Big Talk as ITV continues its strategy of buying up independent film and television makers.
26 July 2013 - British commercial television network ITV plc (LON:ITV) said on Friday it had purchased programmes producer Big Talk Productions for about GBP12.5m (USD19.2m/EUR14.5m) in cash and undisclosed capped payments.