shoot the breeze

Definitions

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

Shoot the breeze - When you shoot the breeze, you chat in a relaxed way.
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Usage

In literature:

That's where we shoot the breeze.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Here is good bathing, fishing and shooting; and, beneath the shade of the trees, the breeze from the water is delightfully refreshing.
"Norman's New Orleans and Environs" by B. M. Norman
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In poetry:

With what a trance The level glance,
Unbroken, shoots along the seas!
Which tempt from shore The painted oar;
And every canvass courts the breeze.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young

In news:

I didn't know Gene Roberts very well, but always enjoyed shooting the breeze with him when I'd see him at KDHX or at an event.
They meet almost every evening in the bar out at Belle Meade to have a glass of wine or a cocktail and shoot the breeze about anything on their minds.
The denizens of Capitol Hill shoot the breeze about political scandals while nearby, folks on BourbonStreet are grooving to jazz and swapping Cajun recipes.
Shoot the breeze with Pete, aka The Food Dude.
I'll use it to shoot the breeze about whatever's on my mind — especially current events and sports.
Telecommuters may have some creative ways to while away the day, but at least they're not shooting the breeze with colleagues — something a new survey finds is the biggest time-waster at work.
The other day I was on the phone with my son and could tell he was obviously playing Special Ops online with his friends and didn't have time to shoot the breeze with his ole pops.
When the weather outside is frightful, we spend more time shooting the breeze with people close to us, a new study finds.
While the weather was a bit windy, everyone seemed to have a good time, shooting the breeze, as we say.
Listen in as four purchasing managers chat about challenges and shoot the breeze on strategy.
At the time I was supporting the Home of Metal exhibition and was merely speculating , shooting the breeze, on someth...
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