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bandy about

To talk about something in a loose or gossipy manner. A noun can be used between "bandy" and "about." They are bandying about that story as if it's the truth. Management is just casually bandying about the idea of layoffs. Don't bandy that nonsense about here, we're not buying it.
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bandy with

To argue or otherwise exchange views with someone. You can bandy with him all you want, but I doubt you'll ever reach an agreement.
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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 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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