chitchat


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chitchat

1. verb To talk in an idle or casual manner. We're just chitchatting, come on in.
2. noun An instance of idle or casual chatter. We're just having a chitchat, come on in.

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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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.
Quiet Hot House caters to regulars--lesbians, gardeners, athletes, artists, and performers--but think naps and yoga, not friendly chitchat. "People come for physical and emotional healing," Julio says.
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.
It's good because it's fast, cheap and often spares you from innocuous chitchat: "Hi, how ya doing?
Nader's all-consuming ideology, the lens through which he views everything from auto safety to "chitchat," is that corporations, if left unchecked, will seize control of everything and enslave mankind.
(At the last Venice Biennale, in 1999, he exhibited a vast enlargement of one of those plastic vases, pointed at the bottom, that are planted in the still fresh earth at newly dug gravesites while they await a more appropriate and enduring decoration.) 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.
"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. Even if they've withdrawn emotionally - still in after shock from the last layoff - decent working relations still matter.
In her own way, Agatha cares for them, but they tend to try her patience with superficial chitchat and trivial concerns.
A slew of books have now followed Limbaugh, seeking to transform green-bashing from radio chitchat into a genuine science.
He left to others the personality profiles of astronauts, the tales of their families' anxieties, the descriptions of televised press conferences from space, and the detailed accounts of the chitchat between crews and Mission Control.
"Yes, there has been chitchat about DWTS and I wouldn't rule anything out, but as we're constantly travelling it is very hard for me to commit."
While Poe and Legarda exchanged some chitchat, Senator Cynthia Villar passed by them without approaching the former.