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Quote by Plato: “An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers.”
Vessel, empty barrel, drum, can, bucket, brain, or whatever.
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Empty barrel is a term used by older generations (baby boomer and older) that refers to a person who exhibits bluster and puts forth loud uniformed opinions to get attention. {attention-seeker} {loud mouth} {liar} {trouble-maker}
That politician is nothing more than an empty barrel.
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A politician that makes a lot of noise which solves nothing and confuses everyone
Good God, when will these empty barrels shut up and pass some legislation?
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A really dumb person that doesn't know what they are talking about. Generally a person in power that got there through devious means.
Frederica Wilson is an empty barrel.
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A phrase first used by Plato, "an empty barrel makes the most noise". Used to describe a vacuous person, of low moral character. See: All Hat and No Cattle.
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