I am on the road tomorrow, Tuesday, giving a talk up at the Shorenstein Center amongst old friends.
He'll talk up his Senate ambitions for awhile, bask in the political limelight, and then stick with his current shtick.
Bachmann should talk up the Tea Party, and stop attacking Perry.
A White House statement said the president had met with "leading progressives" to talk up his economic plan.
Now we move to Eliza Gray's interview with Roger Ailes, in which he tries to talk up a Fox-GOP-Latino alliance in formation.
But I s'posed half-past seven meant half-past seven, and then I wanted a little time to talk up the ropes with you.
It was impossible to talk up there on the cliff in the storm.
Mr. Wetherby couldn't come to meet you, as he is makin' a talk up there now.
He scratched absently and said to Lee: "You'll have to talk up, lady."
It is noticeable about Mrs. Steptoe's speech that it does not improve when she tries to talk up to her company.
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.