|talk it up
||talk with enthusiasm, tell people about it
||If we want to build an arena, we have to talk it up with the people.
||talk about jobs, talk about what we do at work
||I don't like to talk shop when we have visitors. It's too boring.
|talk the leg off the lamb of God
||talk a lot; persuasively; have the gift of the gab
||Minerva was a talker. She could talk the leg off the lamb of God!
|talk through your hat
||talk without logic, say unbelievable things, hot air
||If you tell Dad about building a house in outer space, he'll say
you're talking through your hat.
|talk to the hand
||I am not listening to you, I am not interested in your comment
||"But he hit me first!"
"Talk to the hand."
||discuss a fair deal, negotiate seriously
||If the owner really wants to sell, he'll talk turkey.
|talk your ear off
||talk too much, talk all the time
||Polly is only three years old, but she can talk your ear off.
|talk your head off
||talk a lot, say too much
||You can talk your head off, but I won't change my opinion.
||(See a tall one)
||a story that is partly true, an exaggerated story
||Fishermen love to tell tall tales. They lie a little, eh.