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talk through your hat

Meaning: If you're talking through your hat, you're talking about something without knowing much about it, or you claim something is true when it isn't.

For example:

  • Evan says that quantum physics proves that space and time don't really exist, but Kathy says he's talking through his hat.

  • I proved that George was talking through his hat by checking on the internet to find out if what he said is true - and it isn't.

Quick Quiz:

Our biology teacher says evolution is a fact, and that people who say it isn't real are talking through their hats. He says these people
  1. are simply wrong
  2. have evidence to prove it
  3. understand science

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