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walk the walk

walk the walk

Date: Aug 23 2007

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“You just try to do the best you can to walk the walk as much as possible.”

- Actor George Clooney on not only starring in an environmentalist film, but also living an environmentally responsible lifestyle. (Vanity Fair)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

do what you say; live up to the values you preach

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

A lot of things are easier to talk about than to do. For instance, it’s much easier to tell people they ought to get some exercise than it is to actually go for a run every day. If you know someone who does more talking about running than running, you could say, “Hey, man, you talk the talk, but you gotta walk the walk.” An employer could say the same to an employee who says he likes his job but always arrives late and hung over.

George Clooney starred in Syriana, a movie about the often corrupt and environmentally reckless oil industry. But in addition to supporting environmentalism with this movie, Clooney drives an electric car and does his best to take care of the environment in his personal life. He doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk.

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“You know, I always talk about how important religion is to me, so I should really go to church more often. I talk the talk so I should walk the walk.”

“My fitness coach only eats raw food and bikes everywhere. He really walks the walk.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

to show that something is true through your actions
by nusheedha
shshsh the act in way that shows people you are good at what you do, no just good at talking about it
by shshsh
Angelily walk it like you talk it. actions speak louder than words
by Angelily
to do what one has promised to
by WatKyee
shimanaz not only talking about good things,but also trying to bring them to reality.
by shimanaz
It means: to show that something is true through your actions,
by anetka77
doom to translate your saying , your words to acting
by doom
seprina do what you said you are gonna do.
by seprina
live up to the values you preach
by Aravind3000
to do what you preach or act what you said.
by periwinkle.chic

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

In regard to my  job i should walk the walk.

11:05 AM Feb 25 2017 |

Adamya

Adamya

China

Talk often easier  than done.but in our dailylife, we need to continue to practice.Just like our  goals,thought they’re beautiful,if we don’t put it into action,they are just dreams.

11:40 PM Aug 27 2014 |

emma_cookie

China

talk the talk, walk the walk.

05:31 PM Aug 14 2014 |

Jobee

Jobee

China

I actually like George Clooney than liking this lesson,so I walk the walk,learning this lesson.But I learn a useful expression.

04:08 PM Aug 14 2014 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

a RELIABLE and TRUTHWORTHY  person is who not  just talks the talk but walks the walk. I am such a person.

11:43 AM Jun 28 2014 |

AryelLanes

AryelLanes

Brazil

I rather not to talk the talk if I can’t walk the walk… hahaha :D

04:12 AM Feb 19 2014 |

Odyssee

Odyssee

China

i hate someone who just talk the talk , dont walk the walk .

12:07 AM Oct 28 2013 |

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sherrysherryy

China

yes, we need to do as we say, and everryone has many ideas but they will realize lees of them, so if you have a new idea and you really have the intreast, just do or your passion will be frozen after al ong time.

08:44 PM Oct 17 2013 |

houstonboo

Hong Kong

Do it! Execute it! Dont just talk about it!

07:06 PM Oct 16 2013 |

parisa_sh

parisa_sh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

don’t just talk about it . DO IT

01:38 AM Sep 26 2013 |

hot-cabbage

China

to live up to one’s promise.

02:38 AM Jun 27 2013 |

Empty smile

Greece


to show that something is true through your actions :)

08:48 AM May 09 2013 |

DaeNg

DaeNg

Thailand

Not only just talk but conduct and start to do.

07:29 AM Mar 14 2013 |

rija ali

rija ali

Pakistan

to act according to ones speech.

12:14 PM Dec 13 2012 |

1 person likes this

 julito

julito

Argentina

to do what it takes to achieve the goal.


11:59 AM Dec 13 2012 |

mahsa.n

mahsa.n

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

to do want u gonna to do exactly vise_versa of my personality!!!

11:55 AM Dec 13 2012 |

chelinitz

chelinitz

Chile

it is similar to say “actions speak louder than words” or” talk is cheap” or “practice what your preach”.


01:59 PM Aug 16 2012 |

tafmut

tafmut

Zimbabwe

To give an example of what you’re talkin’ about through action

04:24 AM Aug 25 2011 |

Abusaib

Abusaib

Sudan

to do more than what you talk about it.

10:21 AM Jun 16 2011 |

khawlina

United Arab Emirates

you should stop talking and start acting …

11:52 AM Apr 02 2011 |

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