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Bag of wind vs Windbag

bag of wind—(coll.) a talkative, usually pompous person who has little to say:

  • She’s nothing but a big bag of wind.


1. a bag of air as of a bagpipe:

  • The anatomical structure of the sonorous organs of these Cicadae did not exactly resemble the wind-bag.

2. = bag of wind:

  • He is at best a noisy, pompous wind-bag and braggart.

3. a kind of fish which inflate their bodies when stimulated by fear, etc.:

  • When it [blowfish] is hooked it inflates itself to many times its normal size. Among its aliases are balloon-fish, puff ball and windbag.