chew the fat


chew the fat
   If you chew the fat with someone, you talk at leisure with them.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)
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   If you chew the fat with somebody, you chat in an informal way about unimportant things.
   

It's amazing the amount of time my grandparents can spend chewing the fat with their neighbours.


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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 — 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