all hat and no cattle

all hat and no cattle
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 bite, all bluff and bluster, all booster, no payload, all crown, no filling, all foam, no beer, all ham, no let, all hammer, no nail, all icing, no cake, all lime and salt, no tequila, all mouth and no trousers, all mouth and trousers, all shot, no powder, all sizzle and no steak, all talk, all talk and no action, all wax and no wick

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