gasbag


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a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics

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the bag containing the gas in a balloon

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The Balloon Mayor was just that - a shiny gasbag whose string is pulled by the real powerbrokers: Brian D'Arcy and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Maria Elena Durazo and the L.
Why, last season, legal eagle Miranda had to explain to career-challenged Charlotte that she was at work and did not have time to gasbag over the phone.
But you also need to ask yourself: Are you a gasbag who wants to hear yourself talk, or are you actually helping people?
An `old woman', in popular parlance, is a gasbag, a fusspot, somebody who suffers from (or clogs up) hospital queues.
To maintain normal body temperature, astronauts wear a Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment (LCVG) underneath the EMU gasbag.
Artist after artist is touched by this rough magic of reading, and is moved to create in turn: isolated high school students in towns "that are not quite the centre of anything" open Leaves of Grass and are rescued by the discovery of poetry, "and though the teacher has made it clear this man is a gasbag and mad, she feels the ineffable intake of a tremendous breath.
Pablo slots him into the stereotype of the Irish blarneying gasbag.
All of these may be semiotically interpreted, but represent meager fare compared to the banquet of commentary provided in Faulkner's other narratives by Quentin Compson, Darl Bundren, Shreve McCannon, Ike McCaslin, the garrulous Ratliff, or the ultimate gasbag, Gavin Stevens.
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Swamy cannot question him on fiscal management, inflation, growth rate etc because he knows that in the ensuing public debate he would be exposed as nothing but a gasbag.
Limbaugh is a grossly overpaid gasbag, a fixture propagandist for the GOP establishment, whose only real claim to fame is reviling infamous Democrats.
I'm not always "brilliant," still less am I a teacher, but if O-level Shakespeare classes drummed anything into me it's that it's always more interesting to hear your peers read the parts in a five act play, even if they cock it up, giggle and can't read terribly well, than it is to listen to a pompous gasbag in grand recital mode.
If you think about it, the big Nazi gasbag nearly made it all the way to Lakehurst, New Jersey, but don't hold your breath for the newspapers to print that.
Easily Got (by Ballylanigan Tanist) and Envious Gasbag (by Knockeevan Champion) ran-up for Waterloo Plates in 1956 and 1958 respectively.