May 25, 2012

all fur coat and no knickers

Posted in slangs at 12:05 am by Feng

all fur coat and no knickers: superficially elegant and beautiful but actually sleazy [wikitionary]

I recently attended a seminar where the speaker talked big visions of future work but there was no real content in the talk. I said to a colleague that I felt like eating a gigantic burger without finding any beef. She told me the alternative English expression is: all fur coat and no knickers.

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