bandy about

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bandy about discuss casually "bandy about an idea"
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Usage

In literature:

All the secrets and signs were bandied about and laughed at among the boys.
"In School and Out" by Oliver Optic
Besides, I cannot allow Miss Bolitho's name to be bandied about by such as you.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
He had tucked up the tails of his military coat because the wind whipped them about his bandy legs and made him stumble.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
The soul is none the less a fact because there are those who bandy words about its origin and nature.
"Second Sight" by Sepharial
There was some delay about a bandy, but at last it was ready and standing at the door.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
Had it come to this, that his name was being bandied dishonorably about the barrooms of St. John's?
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Nothing counted but the fact that Esther's name was being bandied about on the lips of the creature.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
His was not a story to be bandied about by lewd priests like Padre Diego.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
I wouldn't stoop to bandy words about it.
"The Making of Mona" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Of late years the name of Walt Whitman has been a good deal bandied about in books and magazines.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

About his breist scho plet her handis;
(Luvand be maydens quhan thai lyke.)
Bot they were cauld as yron bandis.
(The winter bauld bindis sheuch and syke.)
"Elfinland Wood" by Henry Morley
"You can talk about yer sheep dorgs," said the man from Allan's Creek,
"But I know a dorg that simply knocked 'em bandy! -
Do whatever you would show him, and you'd hardly need to speak;
Owned by Daley, drover cove in Jackandandy.
"Daley's Dorg Wattle" by W T Goodge
As we go through the countryside, route marchin' in the sun,
With bandy-rolls an' clobber on, which weighs about a ton,
Oh, this is what the people shout as we go marchin' through,
"'Ere come the Loyal Whatdyecalls — I'm sure I smelt the stew!"
"Stew" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Because of the recession and multiple bailouts, acronyms have been bandied about like cotton candy at the county fair.
When others speak of Liza Minnelli, words like "legendary," "captivating" and "superstar" are often bandied about.
Of the labels bandied about by anti-animal ag activists and the media, the terms factory farm ing and factory farm , with the negative connotation they've taken on, irk us the most.
The big term bandied about in media circles these days is impact journalism.
It is a saying so often bandied about that it has become well-nigh cliché: Maurice Ravel was a great orchestrator.
One of the major falsehoods being bandied about by apologists for the Bush Administration is that while Enron may have bankrolled much of the President's political career it got nothing for those bucks once George W occupied the White House.
Because names like "the Scarlet Letter law" are being bandied about in the worst possible way, there seems to be some confusion about what the law is, what it does, and who it affects.
Sometimes children's book reviewers bandy about the term "classic" like it was some kind of verbal shuttlecock.
But for Kate Middleton and Prince William's nups, the term " austerity chic" is being bandied about.
I cannot stand to see this "Democrats kicked God out of their platform and then booed Him at their convention" nonsense bandied about for even five more minutes.
As scientific expressions go, running economy (RE) has never been bandied about by runners as much as terms like VO2 max, lactate threshold (LT) and fast-twitch/slow-twitch.
When the real estate market crashed in 2008, numerous solutions were bandied about to stem the crisis and keep people in their homes.
I'd heard the fungal delicacy would be priced at around 2800 euros/kilo in 2012–up a fair amount from the figure of 2200 I'd heard bandied about a year or two ago.
The word "hysteria" has been bandied about ad nauseum these past couple of weeks, so I figured I'd better look it up.
Alvarez's name has been bandied about as the Nebraska Cornhuskers search for their next coach.
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