talk through one's hat
phrasal to voice irrational, illogical, or erroneous ideas

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • talk through one's hat — {v. phr.}, {informal} To say something without knowing or understanding the facts; talk foolishly or ignorantly. * /John said that the earth is nearer the sun in summer, but the teacher said he was talking through his hat./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk through one's hat — {v. phr.}, {informal} To say something without knowing or understanding the facts; talk foolishly or ignorantly. * /John said that the earth is nearer the sun in summer, but the teacher said he was talking through his hat./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk through one's hat — ► talk through one s hat informal talk foolishly or ignorantly. Main Entry: ↑hat …   English terms dictionary

  • talk through one's hat — verb speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it • Syn: ↑bullshit, ↑bull, ↑fake • Derivationally related forms: ↑fake (for: ↑fake …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk through one's hat — idi talk through one s hat, to make unsupported, absurd statements …   From formal English to slang

  • talk through one's hat — make exaggerated or inaccurate statements He is always talking through his hat and you never know if you can believe him or not. Digest 16/2002 to speak without authority on some topic; to talk nonsense Some people drink too much alcohol and then …   Idioms and examples

  • talk through one's hat — talk nonsense; boast, show off, brag …   English contemporary dictionary

  • talk\ through\ one's\ hat — v. phr. informal To say something without knowing or understanding the facts; talk foolishly or ignorantly. John said that the earth is nearer the sun in summer, but the teacher said he was talking through his hat …   Словарь американских идиом

  • talk through one’s hat — in. to say baseless things; to speak carelessly and tell lies. □ Pay no attention to my friend here. He’s just talking through his hat. □ You dont know what you are talking about. You’re just talking through your hat …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • talk through one's hat — informal talk ignorantly. → hat …   English new terms dictionary

  • talk through one's hat — verb a) To speak lacking expertise, authority, or knowledge; to invent or fabricate facts. Mr. Pride said to me a moment ago that they spoke better English in Boston than any other place in the world. b) To assert something as true or …   Wiktionary

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