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    I want to share with you a saying: "Mucho tilín tilín, pero nada de paletas", I learned it from a French friend who lived in Costa Rica for some years.

    It means too much bla, bla , bla, but little action.

    In Mexico, we say "mucho ruido y pocas nueces"

    I hope you like it, the same way I did.

    Bertha Marian.

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    Hi Bertha! In Argentina we say "Mucho ruido y pocas nueces" too! I don't know if it is a mexican slang.

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    Yes. It's the same here in Argentina.

    In English it would be "be all talk" (and no action)

    Any other expression with the same idea???

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    No se me ocurre ninguna... pero sabían que "Mucho ruido y pocas nueces" es una comedia romántica escrita por William Shakespeare??

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    Sí!

    El título original es "Much Ado About Nothing"

    Alguien la leyó?

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    No, no tenía ni idea que el dicho venía de ahí

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    Another saying for be all talk: all hat and no cattle (all hat and no cattle - Wiktionary)

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    Cuantos sinónimos en inglés hay para esa frase, "all lime and salt, no tequila", creo que se podrían armar infinitas frases que transmitan éste significado.

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