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shoot the breeze

Fig. to chat casually and without purpose. We spent the entire afternoon just shooting the breeze. It was good to shoot the breeze with you, Mary.
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shoot the breeze

to have a relaxed conversation Hank and his pals spend a lot of time drinking beer, shooting the breeze, and thinking about girls.
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shoot the breeze/bull

  (American informal)
to talk in a relaxed way about things that are not important We sat out on the porch until late, just shooting the breeze.
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shoot the breeze

Also, shoot or throw the bull . Talk idly, chat, as in They've been sitting on the porch for hours, just shooting the breeze, or The guys sit around the locker room, throwing the bull. The first of these slangy terms, alluding to talking into the wind, was first recorded in 1919. In the variant, first recorded in 1908, bull is a shortening of bullshit, and means "empty talk" or "lies."
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shoot the breeze

tv. to chat casually and without purpose. We spent the entire afternoon just shooting the breeze.
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shoot the breeze

/bull Slang
To spend time talking in an idle manner; talk idly.
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The boys get there early in the morning, grab a cup of coffee, shoot the breeze, work for a while, break for lunch, work some more, shoot the breeze some more, then go home.
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In return, Ron Hage would be in your corner, keeping the door to his office open at lunch time and after school to any student in his army who needed some extra help with those survival skills, or just wanted to shoot the breeze about life and being a kid.
Indeed, her mobile clicked on to the answerphone when I called to shoot the breeze.
They get their liquor and sit on the curb and shoot the breeze and tell lies all day.