Paul, by talking up his isolationism, would goad Romney into sounding like Dick Cheney.
Next, the security services are talking up a Black Widow cell of up to 30 women trained in Chechnya.
This week New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte is talking up new legislation.
Yes, Romney should come clean, and Democrats should be out there talking up this issue.
Appealing to the Republican base means, of course, talking up your family values.
If our big crowd was laughing and talking up to now, it quit!
He did not get in himself, but stood on the ground below Natalie, talking up to her.
It seems he's been talking up the matter of a boy choir, and he wants Ned and Grant, here, to sing in it.
Nigel Rawnsley was talking to her, talking well, and paying her the compliment of talking up to her level.
Why, lovesoul, d' you suppose I'd be talking up as brash as this to a bid, stwong man like oo if I didn't have a gun handy?
early 13c., talken, probably a diminutive or frequentative form related to Middle English tale "story," ultimately from the same source as tale (cf. hark from hear, stalk from steal) and replacing that word as a verb. East Frisian has talken "to talk, chatter, whisper." Related: Talked; talking.
To talk shop is from 1854. To talk turkey is from 1824, supposedly from an elaborate joke about a swindled Indian. To talk back "answer impudently or rudely" is from 1869. Phrase talking head is by 1966 in the jargon of television production, "an in-tight closeup of a human head talking on television." In reference to a person who habitually appears on television in talking-head shots (usually a news anchor), by 1970. The phrase is used earlier, in reference to the well-known magic trick (e.g. Senior Wences talking head-in-the-box trick on the "Ed Sullivan Show"), and to actual talking heads in mythology around the world (e.g. Orpheus, Bran).
late 15c., "speech, discourse, conversation," from talk (v.). Meaning "informal lecture or address" is from 1859. Talk of the town first recorded 1620s. Talk show first recorded 1965; talk radio is from 1985.