Saturday, April 22, 2006
Walk your talk
The whole expression is "You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?", but later the expression was a bit shortened and took on slightly different meaning.
The original expression "You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?" means "Can you do what you say?" or "Talk is cheap. Can you perform?"
Another version of this same idea is "Your mouth is writing a check your body can't cash!" Or if you remember Top Gun, Hondo told Maverick, "Your ego is writng a check your body can't cash!"
"Walk your talk", on the other hand, means "do what you say you can/would do".