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shoot the bull

 and shoot the crap; shoot the shit
Inf. to chat and gossip. (The same as throw the bull. Use caution with crap, shit.) Let's get together sometime and shoot the bull. You spend too much time shooting the crap.
See also: bull, shoot

shoot the bull

and shoot the crap and shoot the shit
tv. to chat and gossip. (The same as throw the bull.) Let’s get together sometime and shoot the bull. I don’t have time to stand around shooting the crap with these jerks.
See also: bull, shoot
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Then, he was supposed to draw his bow and rise up to shoot the bull.
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Once I'd decided to shoot the bull, I didn't pay any attention to his antlers.
10) is O'Brien's way of telling everyone you can shoot the bull with any member of the Chicago Bulls if you just know enough to make them think you're a) knowledgeable, b) interested, and c) can do something for them in return.
One is to shoot the bull slightly, and I mean slightly, quartering away, right in the crease.