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talk the talk ... walk the walk

informal
If you say that someone talks the talk but does not walk the walk, you mean that they do not act in a way that agrees with the things they say: When it comes to recycling he talks the talk but he doesn't walk the walk.
(Definition of talk the talk ... walk the walk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “talk the talk ... walk the walk”
in Chinese (Simplified) 说一套,做一套…
in Chinese (Traditional) 說一套,做一套…
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