'All mooth and troosers'

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rescuer | 12:06 Wed 13th Dec 2006 | Phrases & Sayings
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Where does this Scottish saying originate and what is the real meaning?


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I guess it's the och-the-noo version of 'all mouth and trousors'. In other words, all chat and 'hows your father'. Now where did that come from?
It's actually "och aye the noo" and it translates as "Okay for now!"
I'm just a simple sassernack (and I probably spelt that wrong too!) Slapped wrist! ; )
Perhaps it means a dirivitive (can't spell that word) of "all mouth and (no) trousers"? Like, all talk and no action.
'All mooth and nae troosers' means 'all mouth and no trousers', which indie_chick5 correctly described as all talk no action..

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Thanks to all for your replies. Why don't they speak English up there -- or preferably Yorkshire !!!!!!!!

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