chew the fat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chew the fat talk socially without exchanging too much information "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
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Idioms

Chew the fat - If you chew the fat with someone, you talk at leisure with them.
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Usage

In literature:

Jesus, I had to laugh at pisser Burke taking them off chewing the fat.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
If your fat kine have eaten the lean, they have not lain down to chew the cud ever since.
"Science and Education" by Thomas H. Huxley
The two went out, leaving the fat man chewing his cigar and scowling angrily after them.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
The fat priestess, observing this, chewed one or two mouthfuls, which she afterwards handed to the Pilot.
"Willis the Pilot" by Johanna Spyri
Come on, old chew-the-fat, give us a hand with the musical-box.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
I would like nothing better than to chew the fat with you for hours on end if my jaw didn't hurt so damned much.
"Twelve Times Zero" by Howard Carleton Browne
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In poetry:

He has chewed all the Libs.
On the old Apple Isle;
He has patted his ribs
With a satisfied smile;
And now he's quite fat and contented,
And likely rest for a while.
"The Over-Fed Fuse" by C J Dennis

In news:

Obama needs to chew the fat .
Chewing the fat with White House pastry chef Bill Yosses.
Levin and Lopez chew the fat at the Sunken Meadow picnic.
Let's chew the fat food, restaurants, rating, never, dining, great, best, world, restaurant, four.
Can't Say That: Chewing the Fat.
We're meeting at the same restaurant on Tuesday to chew the fat.
The town council either has too much on its plate or spends too much time chewing the fat that's on it.
Thanks to the sweet, fat raisins stirred into every bite and their thick, oaty chew, I've convinced myself that these quintessential cookies are healthy.
I'd never met the man, never called him up or chewed the fat.
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