chin wagging

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chin wagging light informal conversation for social occasions
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Usage

In literature:

As he was incaudate it was conferred upon his chin, which he now wags with great profit and gratification except when he is at his meals.
"Fantastic Fables" by Ambrose Bierce
The older money-lender wagged his chin and smiled, but he originated no new remark, and they sat for some little time without speaking.
"The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby" by Charles Dickens
Why am I to wag my chin and grin for Mrs. Brown's good pleasure?
"Roundabout Papers" by William Makepeace Thackeray
She lifted her chin and laughed, and the bulldog wagged his tail, as he always did when mirth touched her.
"The Puppet Crown" by Harold MacGrath
He wagged his old chin knowingly.
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
Rougon wagged her chin.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
Even then, they'll have to tug the chin-clout tight, To keep her tongue from wagging.
"Krindlesyke" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
Hunt up an old friend or two and wag your chins.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
Of course the men were frightfully keen, and it took me all my time to stop them from chin-wagging.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
His small eyes were twinkling and his long chin beard wagged importantly.
"The Silent Readers" by William D. Lewis
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In poetry:

At length the busy time begins,
"Come, neighbours, we must wag."
The money chinks, down drop their chins,
Each lugging out his bag.
"The Yearly Distress; Or, Tithing-Time At Stock In Essex" by William Cowper
Back of my back, they wag their chins,
Whinny and bleat and sigh;
But better a heart a-bloom with sins
Than hearts gone yellow and dry!
"The Whistling Girl" by Dorothy Parker