Last modified on 16 October 2014, at 09:24

all mouth and no trousers



A corruption of all mouth and trousers, influenced by phrases of the form all hat and no cattle. The implication of this corrupted phrase is that the person boasts, but is a laughing stock.


all mouth and no trousers (not comparable)

  1. (UK, idiomatic) Alternative form of all mouth and trousers