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English verb: chew the fat

1. chew the fat (communication) talk socially without exchanging too much information

SamplesThe men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze.

Synonymschaffer, chat, chatter, chit-chat, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, gossip, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze, visit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)converse, discourse

Narrower (hyponym)jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze

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