bat the breeze

bat the breeze
амер.; жарг.
(bat (fan или shoot) the breeze)
болтать, "трепаться"; сплетничать; ≈ перемывать косточки

‘Did you have a chance to say a few words to the Governor tonight, Luke?’ he asked anxiously. ‘Sure, I was over there shooting the breeze with him just a few minutes ago.’ (E. O'Connor, ‘The Last Hurrah’, part II, ch. VIII) — - Вам удалось поговорить с губернатором сегодня вечером, Люк? - спросил Дитто озабоченно. - Конечно. Всего несколько минут назад мы с ним кое о чем поболтали.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • bat\ the\ breeze — • shoot the breeze • bat the breeze • fan the breeze • shoot the bull v. phr. 1. slang To talk. Jim shot the breeze with his neighbor while the children were playing. Come into the kitchen and we ll bat the breeze over a cup of coffee. The women… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bat the breeze — See: SHOOT THE BREEZE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bat the breeze — See: SHOOT THE BREEZE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bat the breeze — phrasal see shoot the breeze …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoot or bat the breeze — sts idi shoot or bat the breeze, Slang. to talk aimlessly; chat …   From formal English to slang

  • shoot the breeze — or[bat the breeze] or[fan the breeze] or [shoot the bull] {v. phr.}, {slang} To talk. * /Jim shot the breeze with his neighbor while the children were playing./ * /Come into the kitchen and we ll bat the breeze over a cup of coffee./ * /The women …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoot the breeze — or[bat the breeze] or[fan the breeze] or [shoot the bull] {v. phr.}, {slang} To talk. * /Jim shot the breeze with his neighbor while the children were playing./ * /Come into the kitchen and we ll bat the breeze over a cup of coffee./ * /The women …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fan\ the\ breeze — • shoot the breeze • bat the breeze • fan the breeze • shoot the bull v. phr. 1. slang To talk. Jim shot the breeze with his neighbor while the children were playing. Come into the kitchen and we ll bat the breeze over a cup of coffee. The women… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoot\ the\ breeze — • shoot the breeze • bat the breeze • fan the breeze • shoot the bull v. phr. 1. slang To talk. Jim shot the breeze with his neighbor while the children were playing. Come into the kitchen and we ll bat the breeze over a cup of coffee. The women… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoot the breeze — verb talk socially without exchanging too much information the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze • Syn: ↑chew the fat, ↑chat, ↑confabulate, ↑confab, ↑chitchat, ↑chit chat, ↑chatter, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • breeze — breeze1 [brēz] n. [16th c. nautical term brise, prob. (? via Du) < EFris brisen, to blow fresh and strong] 1. a light current of air; wind, esp. a gentle wind 2. [Brit. Informal] commotion or disturbance ☆ 3. Informal a thing easy to do 4.… …   English World dictionary


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