It seems that some people “talk …talk … talk …” but when it comes to “doing … doing … doing … ” they can be hard to find!
There are several expressions dealing with these situations. One common one is:
Talk is cheap.
meaning … this is easy because it doesn’t cost anything except your time …
This same notion is used when calling someone’s bluff:
Put your money … where your mouth is.
Yes, it’s direct .. it’s straight to the point. No kid gloves in this one.
But it does mean what it says… If you mean what you say, risk your hard-earned money to prove it.
As much as I can stand by different just and fair causes, I often think that if every protester were asked to open their wallets and volontarily contribute to the cause according to their means … there might be … fewer protesters:
“Putting your money where your mouth is” describes this.