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bull session

Any informal, spontaneous, and lengthy conversation or discussion among a group of people, especially men. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. My co-workers and I like to have bull sessions in the restaurant after we close for the night.
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bull session

An informal discussion, as in College students love late-night bull sessions about anything and everything, from professors to poetry to politics . This expression originally referred to an exchange of opinions and anecdotes, including stories of sexual prowess, by men, and then came to be used more broadly. [Slang; c. 1915]
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bull session

n. a session of casual conversation. The gals were sitting around enjoying a bull session.
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session

1. n. a drinking bout. He was just sobering up from a session with the bottle.
2. n. a marijuana-smoking session; time spent on a drug high. (Collegiate.) What a fine session that was!

bull session

An informal discussion. A bull session was originally a late-night college men's dormitory conversation with a wide range of topics—politics, sex, sports, sex, religion, sex . . . The word “bull,” which meant something boastful or outlandish, came from—no surprise here—“bullshit.”
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Everywhere we looked there was the little man--in the front row at every lecture and in the middle of every bull session, social hour, and lobby gathering, talking to John Wooden, Dean Smith, and all our other star clinicians.
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A] sometimes dense but also bracing book that's both reminiscent of and leagues better than even the most memorable late-night college bull sessions.
We had so many home, e-mail, bar, and on-the-road bull sessions that they'd fill a book.
As the scene shifts between Japan in the late 1970s and South Vietnam ten years earlier, Dillon encounters a menagerie of characters who, despite their diverse backgrounds, share a fondness for marathon bull sessions on heady subjects.
Women--even women on staff--are banned from his bull sessions.
But author David Lipsky kept his balance, and he formed long-term relationships with numerous cadets, joining them in their rooms, parties, and bull sessions.
At Sankeien Watsuji absorbed the piney atmosphere of Nara and joined bull sessions about art.
And so we fail to understand that privileging one version of the Ten Commandments over another or preferring a fundamentalist interpretation of Isaiah over a historian's interpretation is to take sides that belong only in churches or bull sessions, not in the classrooms of the nation's schools.
Fortunately, during one of those typical ready-room bull sessions we've all had, I learned about vortex-ring state and how to get out of it.
It isn't clear how, exactly, this list was agreed, or who was chairing the late night bull sessions over a can of Top Deck and a few battered cassettes in Benedict's room.