Fur Coat No Knickers
The rather wonderful Dictionary of Slang defines the phrase as “boastful and without just reason, eg ‘you shouldn’t pay any attention to him, he’s all mouth and no trousers’.”
It seems as if there is a parallel with another idiom “all fur coat and no knickers”, which it defines as “of a woman, all superficial appearance and no real substance beneath”.
Now until I checked this out I thought the term meant a saucy woman, who knows what she wants and how to get it.
Decide for yourself, I’d love to hear your thoughts – this is my image for week #407