make conversation

make conversation

To chat to someone simply for the sake of talking. I hate having to make conversation with the adults my parents invite for their dinner parties. A: "It's none of your business what I do for work!" B: "Jeez, I was just trying to make conversation, no need to be so sensitive!"
See also: conversation, make

make conversation

Engage someone in talking purely for its own sake, make small talk, as in She had a real talent for making conversation with strangers. [c. 1920]
See also: conversation, make
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If he doesn't come back, you don't have to make conversation with him.
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