English version

shoot the bull/breeze

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshoot the bull/breezeshoot the bull/breezeAmerican English informalTALK TO somebody to have an informal conversation about unimportant things Cal and I were sitting on the porch, shooting the breeze. shoot
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shoot the bull/breezeCal and I were sitting on the porch, shooting the breeze.Here I found four or five members slouched around a deal table shooting the breeze.Invited into a back room, I shot the breeze with a married couple who said they ran the place.Unlike the other candidates, he is always ready to sit in the back of his bus shooting the breeze with reporters.
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