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talk through your hat

This page is about the idiom talk through your hat


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

a. are simply wrong

b. have evidence to prove it

c. understand science
a) are simply wrong b) have evidence to prove it c) understand science

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Contributor: Matt Errey

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