shoot the breeze
phrasal to converse idly ; gossip

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shoot the breeze — or[bat the breeze] or[fan the breeze] or [shoot the bull] {v. phr.}, {slang} To talk. * /Jim shot the breeze with his neighbor while the children were playing./ * /Come into the kitchen and we ll bat the breeze over a cup of coffee./ * /The women …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoot the breeze — or[bat the breeze] or[fan the breeze] or [shoot the bull] {v. phr.}, {slang} To talk. * /Jim shot the breeze with his neighbor while the children were playing./ * /Come into the kitchen and we ll bat the breeze over a cup of coffee./ * /The women …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoot\ the\ breeze — • shoot the breeze • bat the breeze • fan the breeze • shoot the bull v. phr. 1. slang To talk. Jim shot the breeze with his neighbor while the children were playing. Come into the kitchen and we ll bat the breeze over a cup of coffee. The women… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoot the breeze — • shoot the breeze • shoot the bull talk idly I met him at the supermarket so we decided to shoot the breeze for a few minutes …   Idioms and examples

  • shoot the breeze — When you shoot the breeze, you chat in a relaxed way …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • shoot the breeze — shoot the breeze/bull American, informal to talk in a relaxed way about things that are not important. We sat out on the porch until late, just shooting the breeze …   New idioms dictionary

  • shoot the breeze — [v] chat, converse BS*, chatter, chew the fat*, gab*, palaver, prate, prattle*, run off at the mouth*, schmooze*, shoot the bull*, yack*, yap*; concept 266 …   New thesaurus

  • shoot the breeze — ► shoot the breeze (or the bull) N. Amer. informal have a casual conversation. Main Entry: ↑shoot …   English terms dictionary

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

  • shoot the breeze — tv. to chat casually and without purpose. □ We spent the entire fternoon just shooting the breeze. □ It was good to shoot the breeze with you, Mary …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • shoot the breeze — talk, visit, chat, chew the fat    Hank and I were drinking beer and shooting the breeze …   English idioms

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