February 23rd, 2013 in Expressions
Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word talk. Each expression is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.
To talk through one’s hat
To talk through one’s hat is to speak carelessly or tell lies.
- Are you talking through your hat? Your words hardly make any sense to me.
- I would like to believe what he says but I can’t because he often talks through his hat.
Talk to hear one’s own voice
To talk to hear one’s own voice is to find pleasure in talking too much.
- If you talk to hear your own voice, you might lose your friends.
To talk turkey is to talk frankly.
- ‘OK, Peter, we’ve quite a few issues to discuss. Let’s talk turkey.’
Talk until you are blue in the face
To talk until you are blue in the face is to talk at length although it might have no influence on others.
- I talked until I was blue in the face, but I couldn’t convince her.
Do (all) the talking
To do all the talking is to explain things.
- Let him do the talking. He is an expert that field.
Not know what someone is talking about
This expression is used for saying that you do not understand what somebody is talking about even though you really understand.
- ‘You broke our window while playing cricket, didn’t you?’ ‘Me!? I don’t know what you’re talking about.’
Now you’re talking
This expression is used when you are happy with an offer somebody is making.
- ‘OK. I’ll give you 500 dollars for that computer.’ ‘Now you’re talking.’ (= I’m happy with that offer you have just made.)