Talking about Boasting & Boasters

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年5月24日
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Great boast, small roast: people who show or talk more than they actually do or brag more than what they actually do

It is harder to be poor without complaining than to be rich without boasting: it is easy for rich people to boast and flaunt what they have

Great boaster, little doer: used for people who boast and show off but actually do very little.

Great boasters, little doers: people show off and boast but do not so much in real

Believe a boaster as you would a liar: this is a sarcastic phrase. Do you believe liars? Of course not, so like wise you would not believe a boaster.

He is a fool who boasts of four things: that he has good wine, a good horse, a handsome wife, and plenty of money: people generally boast about these four things when there is no need to.

Envy waits on boasting: people who boast generate envy
He makes idle boasting: used to say someone boasts for no reason at all

It is one thing to boast, another to fight: some people prefer boasting rather than doing anything or struggling for what they want

They can do least who boast loudest: people who boast the loudest or the most are the ones who do the least