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bandy something about

to spread something, such as someone's good name, around in an unfavorable context; to toss words around in a gossipy fashion. (Bandy means to toss or hit something back and forth.) Just stop bandying words about and start telling the truth! There is no need to keep bandying about those rumors.
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bandy with someone

to argue [with someone]; to argue by "playing catch with words." (Bandy means to toss or hit something back and forth.) Why are you bandying with me? She has been bandied with enough. Give her a straight answer.
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bandy something about

also bandy about something
to talk about something without being careful about facts The number $31 million was bandied about at the time, although actual losses might have been much lower.
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bandy about

To make frequent and casual or frivolous use of a name, word, or idea: The word "genius" is bandied about too much when new authors are discussed. It made me angry that gossipy neighbors were bandying my name about.
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This year, The Bandies Awards will focus on the true evolution of today's television entertainment.
This year, The Bandies Awards consolidated the number of categories and added new categories for two-screen, virtual channels, PVR and VOD services.
The Bandies is an international awards show dedicated to the exploration of the ways in which emerging technology is reshaping television and the media.
The Bandies 2002 will be the marquee evening event on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 -- which is also the first full day of BroadbandPlus.
All this, combined with the explosion of new services for VOD and the maturation of the high speed market as an outlet for media, creates a very rich stew for The Bandies to explore.
Founded in 2000, The Bandies is the world's pre-eminent interactive television and broadband content awards show, celebrating the best efforts being made to extend traditional television and home entertainment with new technologies and tools.
announced the company was named as one of the four finalists for the 2nd annual Bandies Awards, the broadband industry's premier awards, in the category of "Killer App.