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chew the fat (or rag)

Definition of chew the fat or rag in English:

informal Chat in a leisurely and prolonged way: we were chewing the fat, telling stories about the old days
More example sentences
  • Oh yeah, the record itself is pretty much a narrative with its own theory, and obviously I love chewing the fat about it.
  • But personally, I think the line has been crossed when they pull up a bar stool next to you and start chewing the fat.
  • He comes across as your next-door neighbour chewing the fat with you, hoping that things will improve with time.
Synonyms
chat, talk, converse, speak to each other, discuss things, have a talk, have a chat, have a tête-à-tête, have a conversation
informal have a confab, jaw, rap, yak, yap
British informal natter, rabbit, have a chinwag, chinwag
North American informal shoot the breeze, shoot the bull, visit
Australian/New Zealand informal mag
formal confabulate
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