chew the rag
phrasal see chew the fat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • chew\ the\ rag — • 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 rag — phrasal or chew the fat slang : to make friendly familiar conversation : chat sitting in an old chair in front of the warehouse on the St. Paul levee … chewing the rag with anybody who came up the river Meridel Le Sueur * * * chew the rag or chew …   Useful english dictionary

  • chew the rag — vp To spend time talking. Let s just spend the evening at home and chew the rag. 1880s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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

  • chew the rag — Go to chew the fat …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Chew the rag — 1. argue or grumble; 2. brood or grieve; 3. gossip …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • chew the rag — Australian Slang 1. argue or grumble; 2. brood or grieve; 3. gossip …   English dialects glossary

  • chew the fat/ chew the rag — talk, visit, have a chin wag    I ll go and get the wine while you two relax and chew the fat …   English idioms

  • chew the rag with someone — chat with somebody, make friendly conversation with someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

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