I know I've heard variations on this phrase before. Like "all talk and no action". I think there's another one about ranchers and hats...

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    "all bark, no bite" – wrymug Jun 22 '18 at 18:55
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  • All mouth and no trousers we say in England (or at least my mother did). – Michael Harvey Jun 22 '18 at 19:29
  • The original phrase is: to walk the walk, and to talk the talk. It's since been changed and shortened. – Lambie Jun 22 '18 at 19:31
  • Demonstrating you have attempted to find the answer(s) to a question is always good, and required for some. – lbf Jun 25 '18 at 18:45

The phrase you are thinking of is "all hat and no cattle," which can be seen, for example, in the headline of this 2010 article.

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  • I thought Fox News was fake news...[caveat: joke] – Lambie Jun 22 '18 at 19:32

I've also heard, supposedly of Native American origin, "Much thunder, no rain"

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  • This one is cool – jcollum Jun 26 '18 at 16:51

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