chew the fat


chew the fat
verb
talk socially without exchanging too much information
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the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

Syn:
shoot the breeze, ↑chat, ↑confabulate, ↑confab, ↑chitchat, ↑chit-chat, ↑chatter, ↑chaffer, ↑natter, ↑gossip, ↑jaw, ↑claver, ↑visit
Derivationally related forms:
visitor (for: ↑visit), ↑gossip (for: ↑gossip), ↑chatter (for: ↑chatter), ↑chatterer (for: ↑chatter), ↑chitchat (for: ↑chitchat), ↑confabulation (for: ↑confabulate), ↑chat (for: ↑chat), ↑chit chat (for: ↑chitchat), ↑chit-chat (for: ↑chitchat)
Hypernyms: ↑converse, ↑discourse
Hyponyms: ↑shmooze, ↑shmoose, ↑schmooze, ↑schmoose, ↑jawbone
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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phrasal

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chew the rag or chew the fat (slang)
1. To keep on arguing the point
2. To converse, gossip
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Main Entry:chew

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chew the fat informal phrase
to have a friendly conversation, often for a long time

We chewed the fat until the early hours of the morning.

Thesaurus: to have a conversation with someonesynonym
Main entry: chew

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chew the fat (or rag)
informal chat in a leisurely way, esp. at length

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chew the fat (also chew the rag)
informal : to talk together in a friendly and casual way

They would sit for hours and chew the fat. [=chat, shoot the breeze]

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Main Entry:chew
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chew the fat — see chew, 1
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Main Entry:fat

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ˌchew the ˈfat idiom
(informal) to have a long friendly talk with sb about sth

Randall stayed chewing the fat for a while.

They met up once a year to chew the fat about the old days.

Main entry:chewidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 —    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