To bill and coo
Bill Bill, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Billed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Billing}.] 1. To strike; to peck. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. To join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness. ``As pigeons bill.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To bill and coo}, to interchange caresses; -- said of doves; also of demonstrative lovers. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bill and coo — (inf) (of lovers) to kiss and talk intimately together • • • Main Entry: ↑bill * * * bill and coo humorous phrase if two people bill and coo, they kiss each other and talk together in a romantic way Thesaurus: kissing and touching in a sexual… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bill and coo — old fashioned if you bill and coo with someone you love, you talk quietly to them and kiss them. I don t know why they bother to come out if they re going to spend all their time billing and cooing. (often in continuous tenses) …   New idioms dictionary

  • bill and coo — in. to kiss and cuddle. (In the manner of love birds.) □ Keep an eye on those kids. They aren’t going to be satisfied with billing and cooing forever, you know. □ If they bill and coo enough now, maybe they will remember how when they’re older …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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  • Bill — Bill, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Billed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Billing}.] 1. To strike; to peck. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness. As pigeons bill. Shak. [1913 Webster] {To bill and coo}, to interchange caresses; said …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coo — 1660s, echoic of doves; the phrase to bill and coo is first recorded 1816. Related: Cooing. The noun is recorded from 1729 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bill — Ⅰ. bill [1] ► NOUN 1) a printed or written statement of the money owed for goods or services. 2) a draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion. 3) a programme of entertainment at a theatre or cinema. 4) N. Amer. a banknote. 5)… …   English terms dictionary

  • bill — bill1 [bil] n. [ME bille < Anglo L billa, altered < ML bulla, sealed document < L, knob, bubble: see BOIL1] 1. a statement, usually itemized, of charges for goods or services; invoice 2. a statement or list, as a menu, theater program,… …   English World dictionary

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