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small talk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsmall talkˈsmall talk noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š TALK TO somebodypolite friendly conversation about unimportant subjects πŸ”Š We stood around making small talk.
Examples from the Corpus
small talkβ€’ He had always hated small talk.β€’ We sat around making small talk.β€’ I was just making small talk and some of it was the most petty talk that I've ever heard!β€’ I malinger, making small talk.β€’ But elderly ladies make me feel uncomfortable and our small talk petered out.β€’ I tried to make polite small talk with him although he seemed distinctly taciturn, if not downright moody.β€’ The only problem for movie fans is the small talk.β€’ What was the point of the small talk and laugher?making small talkβ€’ Watching everyone tucking into their starters and making small talk was s strange experience.β€’ We sat around making small talk.β€’ Guests stood with their drinks, making small talk about the weather.β€’ I was just making small talk and some of it was the most petty talk that I've ever heard!β€’ I malinger, making small talk.β€’ Pleasant though he was, Amelie couldn't face the prospect of making small talk with him and Madame.
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