Meaning of “talk the talk ... walk the walk” in the English Dictionary

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"talk the talk ... walk the walk" in British English

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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)

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