all mouth and trousers love

all mouth and trousers

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  • adjective UK, idiomatic Superficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.

Etymologies

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mouth, meaning "insolence" or "an insolent person" and trousers, meaning "a pushy sexual bravado". The phrase originated in Northern England.

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