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(Expression) Do you talk AND walk? Options
TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:33:57 AM
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Dear Fellow Learners:

Here is a very descriptive expression that I thought some of you would like to know.


Mona: What do you think of Mr. Smith, our new manager?

Raul: Well, he's been here for only six months, but so far I think he's the best manager we've ever had.

Mona: Absolutely. He is so courteous.

Raul: I really like the fact that when he says that he is going to do something, then he actually does it.

Mona: As they say: "He talks the talk, AND he walks the walk."

Raul: [Do you] remember Mrs. Jones, the manager two years ago?

Mona: How can I forget her? She used to promise many wonderful things, but she never, ever fulfilled her promises.

Raul: I know what you mean. She talked the talk, but she never walked the walk.




I wish all my fellow learners a nice day!

Evergreen
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:44:04 AM
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Whatever talk she talked she never used to walk the walk OR
Whatever walk she didn't walk, she ever talked the talk
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:05:18 PM

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It's confusing. I never had such conversation to my knowledge.

I would like to know the underlying philosophy.

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:19:26 PM
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Thanks, Evergreen, for your comments. Please continue to post in TFD.


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Thanks, Mt. Joshi, for your question.

Well, as you know, many people just talk for the sake of talking. In fact, some scientists say that we human beings have to talk. That's why we have a tongue.

But many people do not practice what they say. So they do not "walk the walk."

I am sure that a good bilingual dictionary explains it very well.


I wish you both a very nice day!
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:53:09 PM
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Dear Fellow Learners:

Someone reminded me to tell you that this expression is often used to describe politicians who promise to do many things, but they never do. It's just all TALK.



Have a nice day!
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 7:23:14 AM

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Thanks , TheParser.

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
TheParser
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 7:44:44 AM
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Ashwin Joshi wrote:
Thanks , TheParser.



You're very welcome.


Have a great weekend!
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:43:09 PM

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A few days ago while watching the news on TV, I heard Nick Clegg saying "It's not good enough to talk the talk and not walk the walk," in his speech. I think it was an old clip. Anyway, I had learned the expression from you before so I could understand it. What I learn from you are very useful.
Thanks, Parser.

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
TheParser
Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 4:27:14 PM
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Thanks so much for Mr. Clegg's sentence, Frosty X Rime.

I agree with him.



Have a nice new work week!
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