shoot the breeze

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To chat idly or generally waste time talking.

Etymology:

  • A slang phrase, alluding to talking into the wind, it was first recorded in 1919. In the variant, first recorded in 1908, bull is used instead of breeze, and means "empty talk" or "lies."
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We were just standing around shooting the breeze.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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