all piss and wind

Australian Slang
loquacious, but insincere loquacious, but insincere

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • all piss and wind — adj full of bluster and noise, but without real substance. This expression can have a similar meaning to all mouth and trousers, but can be applied for instance to a poli tician s speech or a theatrical perform ance, as well as to an individual.… …   Contemporary slang

  • All piss and wind — loquacious, but insincere loquacious, but insincere …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • piss and wind* —  Mere talk. Boasting.    ♣ He s all piss and wind. He talks emptily, and too much …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • piss and wind — n See all piss and wind …   Contemporary slang

  • all mouth and trousers — adj British blustering and boastful, showing off with out having the qualities to justify it. A commonly heard dismissive phrase, typi cally said by women about a loud or assertive man. There is a suggestion that this is a corruption of the more… …   Contemporary slang

  • piss — /pɪs / (say pis) Colloquial (taboo) –verb (i) 1. to urinate. –noun 2. urine. 3. an act of passing water; urination. 4. a. any alcoholic drink, especially a weak one. b. beer. –phrase 5. all piss and wind (or piss n wind) …   Australian English dictionary

  • piss — piss1 [pıs] v [i]spoken not polite [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: pissier, from Vulgar Latin pissiare] 1.) to ↑urinate 2.) piss in the wind to waste time or effort trying to do something that is impossible 3.) it is piss …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • piss — 1 verb 1 (I) informal an impolite word meaning to urinate 2 piss all over sb spoken an impolite expression meaning to thoroughly defeat a person or a team 3 piss in the wind spoken an impolite expression meaning to waste time or effort trying to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • take the piss (out of someone) — vb British to mock, deride, poke fun at. This vulgar ism has been in widespread use since the late 1940s. The original idea evoked by the expression was that of deflating someone, recalling the description of a self important blusterer as all… …   Contemporary slang

  • List of U.S. Marine Corps acronyms and expressions — This is a list of acronyms, expressions, euphemisms, jargon, military slang, and sayings in common or formerly common use in the United States Marine Corps. Many of the words or phrases have varying levels of acceptance among different units or… …   Wikipedia


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