empty talk

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Noun1.empty talk - loud and confused and empty talk; "mere rhetoric"
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
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And we won't be fooled by Health Secretary Matt Hancock's empty talk about holding back privatisation.
I'm 100 percent sure," he told AFP, saying the OeVP proposal to amend the constitution is "empty talk".
In as much as the ministry cannot entirely rely on empty talk as sacrificial evidence, no stone should be left unturned.
GOLD THIEVES He castigated those calling for investigations against him saying the gold thieves are well-known and are trying to divert the whole issue through empty talk.
Such are empty talk. No system can be revered simply for an abstract ideal unless it delivers or makes the decision-makers deliver on the basis of transparency, accountability and all those qualities that Nepalese have come to learn by rote on account of terminologies brought in by INGOs.
Readers have also backed calls for urgent safety improvements and, writing on the Examiner's Facebook page, Sharon Mitchell said: "Something seriously needs to be done with this bridge." Arron Schofield added: "That bridge wants a cage built round it," and Matt Oldfield agreed, adding: "How many more people have to die?" Tina Newsome said: "Every time there's empty talk of action.
Xi instructed officials to maintain integrity in their personal lives and cultivate a good taste for life, and asked them not to indulge in empty talk but be a man of action.
"She's really trying to do something concrete about sustainability and recycling, while the government is only providing empty talk," Nasrallah said.
While stressing the importance of action rather than empty talk, the secretary-general said that
"The grandeur and authority of the Islamic Republic and its invincibility are not empty talk or mere slogans.
"Our mission is to bring down fences that divide nations and states, rather than build barriers with empty talk," Gaacutel told the protest-goers, and reminded them not to forget those "who do not sit at full tables".