- Talking, especially lengthy and pointless discussion: a week of financial jaw-jawMore example sentences
- The rest of the time Vaughn simply gibbers on and on, jaw-jawing and wise-cracking.
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- Talk, especially at length: to jaw-jaw is always better than to war-warMore example sentences
- Then I decided that was a bit softcore, so went for people electing ‘debators’ who would sit in the chamber jaw-jawing about proposed legislation.
- As Winston Churchill used to say, ‘Better to jaw-jaw than to war-war.’
- On the other hand, he and his administration folks jaw-jawed with Palestinian Arafat at every photo opportunity.
mid 19th century: reduplication of jaw.