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Big talk

exaggeration; bragging.
Contemporary Examples

Who Gets More Damaged If We Go Over the Fiscal Cliff? Megan McArdle December 3, 2012

Historical Examples

Lin McLean Owen Wister
‘Me-Smith’ Caroline Lockhart
Little By Little William Taylor Adams
Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
Samba Herbert Strang
Across America James F. Rusling
Studies in the Poetry of Italy, I. Roman Frank Justus Miller
Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory


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