chew the fat
also chew the rag phrasal to make friendly familiar conversation ; chat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • chew the fat — or[chew the rag] {v. phr.}, {slang} To talk together in an idle, friendly fashion; chat. * /We used to meet after work, and chew the fat over coffee and doughnuts./ * /The old man would chew the rag for hours with anyone who would join him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chew the fat — or[chew the rag] {v. phr.}, {slang} To talk together in an idle, friendly fashion; chat. * /We used to meet after work, and chew the fat over coffee and doughnuts./ * /The old man would chew the rag for hours with anyone who would join him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chew\ the\ fat — • chew the fat • chew the rag v. phr. slang To talk together in an idle, friendly fashion; chat. We used to meet after work, and chew the fat over coffee and doughnuts. The old man would chew the rag for hours with anyone who would join him …   Словарь американских идиом

  • chew the fat — If you chew the fat with someone, you talk at leisure with them …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • chew the fat — ► chew the fat (or rag) informal chat in a leisurely way. Main Entry: ↑chew …   English terms dictionary

  • Chew the fat — It is speculated that the phrase may come from women chatting while sewing. Chew the fat or chew the rag [1] are English expressions for gossiping or making friendly small talk; the former being mainly in American vernacular and the latter being… …   Wikipedia

  • chew the fat — verb talk socially without exchanging too much information the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze • Syn: ↑shoot the breeze, ↑chat, ↑confabulate, ↑confab, ↑chitchat, ↑chit chat, ↑chatter, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chew the fat —    If you chew the fat with someone, you talk at leisure with them.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you chew the fat with somebody, you chat in an informal way about unimportant things.     It s amazing the amount of time my… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • chew the fat — AND chew the rag tv. to chat or gossip. □ Put your carcass over on the chair, and let’s chew the fat for a while. □ We were just chewing the rag. Nothing important …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Chew the fat —   If you chew the fat with someone, you talk at leisure with them …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • chew the fat — Synonyms and related words: bandy words, chew the rag, chin, colloque, colloquize, commerce with, commune with, communicate, communicate with, confab, confabulate, converse, converse with, discourse with, shoot the breeze, speak with, take… …   Moby Thesaurus

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