All mouth and trousers
Posted by R. Berg on March 02, 2003
In Reply to: All mouth and trousers posted by jim on March 02, 2003
: can anyone tell me if this is
: all mouth and trousers
Yes, that phrase is in Eric Partridge's book Dictionary of Catch Phrases: American and British, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day and is defined as "noisy and worthless stuff," applied to "a loud-mouthed, blustering fellow."
It must be a British phrase. I haven't heard it here in the U.S.