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"hot air" in British English

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hot air

informal If something that someone says is hot ​air, it is not ​sincere and will have no ​practicalresults: His ​promisesturned out to be a lot of hot ​air.
(Definition of hot air from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hot air" in American English

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hot airnoun [U]

 /ˈhɑt̬ ˈeər/ infml
words that do not really ​mean anything or are not ​sincere: His ​promisesturned out to be a lot of hot air.
(Definition of hot air from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hot air”
in Chinese (Simplified) 空话…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空話,大話…
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