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walk the walk

walk the walk

Date: Aug 23 2007


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)


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.


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.”


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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we must walk as we talk,talk as we walk!

02:46 AM Aug 23 2007 |



i always have a lot of good thoughts,but seldom realise it,you can say i always talk to talk seldom walk to walk

02:23 AM Aug 23 2007 |



i always say i want to lost weight want to do exercise everyday, but i just talk the talk seldom walk the walk

01:45 AM Aug 23 2007 |

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