What's the origin of "all hat, no cattle"?
July 25, 2004 4:54 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for the origin of the phrase former Governorof Texas Ann Richards used to describe George W. Bush, "All hat, no cattle.
" A cursory look has turned up the fact that it's a traditional Texan putdown, but I haven't been able to dig down any further to where it might have originated
. Ideas? Similar local or regional putdowns?
posted by JollyWanker to Writing & Language (8 answers total)