talk is cheap

talk is cheap
Cf. c 1600 A. MUNDAY et al. Sir T. More (1911) 23 Woords are but wordes, and payes not what men owe; 1639 CHAPMAN & SHIRLEY Ball v. i. You may heare talke; but give me the man That has measur’d ’em: talkes but talke.

1668 R. B. Adagia Scotica 47 Seying goes good cheap.

1843 T. C. HALIBURTON Attache I. ii. Talk is cheap, it don’t cost nothin’ but breath.

1929 K. C. STRAHAN Footprints i. Talk’s cheap. You could never make me believe that.

2002 Washington Times 16 Mar. F15 (Herb & Jamaal comic strip) ‘Talk is cheap..because the supply always exceeds the demand.’

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