bandy about


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Related to bandy about: breeze through, pale in comparison, without further ado

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.
See also: bandy

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.
See also: bandy

bandy about

v.
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.
See also: bandy