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All Hat -- and No Cattle

Posted by ESC on April 17, 2004

In Reply to: All Hat -- and No Cattle posted by Bruce Kahl on April 17, 2004

: : : In Texas, an individual who talks a good game, but is suspect in terms of actually delivering on his promises is said to be "all hat, no cattle". A boastful individual without much accomplishment to show is normally the target of this expression.
: : : Are there similar expressions outside of Texas (in the civilized part of the Empire) that suggest the same behavior?

: : :: All show and no go!

: Here in the NYC/Brooklyn part of the world we would call him a "bulls h i t artist".

All vine and no tater.