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chitchat

(ˈtʃɪt tʃæt)
1. n. talk; idle talk. That’s enough chitchat. Please get to work.
2. n. a short, friendly conversation. I’d like to have a little chitchat with you when you have time.
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Also, an excerpt from a forthcoming Q&A with Elnamoury, about her book Chitchat Over the Thames, a clear echo ofthe title of Naguib Mahfouz's Chitchat on the Nile :
Women's Chitchat is about women's independence movement in Egypt in the early 1920s, while People's Affairs is about the laws of marriage in Egypt, which is based on the Islamic Sharia'a.
Yet 10 or 20 years ago, a visit to an architectural bookstore anywhere in the world would elicit the pushing forward of numerous monographs of American architects, immense published support for American Post-Modern and not a few wittily argued broadsheets, fringe magazines and chitchat of all kinds from San Francisco, Chicago and Texas, as well as New York.
Instead of all the idle chitchat I can think of a very good way to improve the pensions system without making people work well into their dotage.
The messages on my shirts are the very messages I used to combat the negative chitchat in the back of my mind that was stopping me from pursuing my goals," says Britton-Parris, founder and CEO of The Possibili-Tees Inc.
The spell's power to attract tedious, rambling, unstoppable chitchat was quadrupled when it detected that its victim was in an escape-proof situation, such as a moving vehicle of any kind.
Quiet Hot House caters to regulars--lesbians, gardeners, athletes, artists, and performers--but think naps and yoga, not friendly chitchat.
Her ebullient gift for nonstop chitchat occasionally made one yearn for an automatic "idling stop" function on the banter instead of on the gas pedal.
Here, the differences among the various rooms might have seemed unbridgeable but for the artist's intervention with a lightning-swift and aggressive action: During the opening, in the midst of the usual chitchat, Rizzoli approached first one white disk, then the other, landing a series of very hard punches at their projecting centers; showing its wound, one of them began to "bleed" a blue liquid onto the floor, staining the immaculate whiteness with something that seemed organic.
Who knows, maybe Porky's director Bob Clark (a Genie winner in 1980) will chitchat with fellow winner Atom Egoyan about filmmaking.
Banal and comic chitchat of aunts and uncles is cleverly juxtaposed with Harry's deeply moving and passionate monologues.
The chitchat and photo-ops which form the press's interpretation of politics are really just campaigning, and campaigning is to government what the regular season is to the NBA: a very tedious drumroll.
Like passengers on a cruise ship, the daily lunch crowd in Rich's Magnolia Room--with much clinking of silver against china, and chiming of ice cubes in brimming glasses, and chitchat between ladies tilted toward one another across little tables in the acute angles of intimacy--attended to their own wants.
Permanent employees do the same job in the same way, but they'll take time for a coworker's question or chitchat.