All Mouth and Trousers

What Does "All Mouth and Trousers" Mean?

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"All mouth and trousers" is an English idiom. It means "boastful and self-assured."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "all mouth and trousers" used in a sentence:
  • He strutted into the room all mouth and trousers, confident he'd win the debate.
  • She's all mouth and trousers, always boasting about her achievements.
  • Many of the contestants were all mouth and trousers, but had little skill.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "All Mouth and Trousers" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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