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Verb: chew the fat
Usage: informal
  1. Talk socially without exchanging too much information
    "the men were sitting in the cafe and chewing the fat";
    - shoot the breeze [N. Amer, informal], chat, confabulate, confab [informal], chitchat [informal], chit-chat [informal], chatter, chaffer, natter [informal], gossip, jaw [informal], claver [UK, dialect], visit [N. Amer, informal], chew the rag [informal], gas [informal], gab [informal]

Derived forms: chewing the fat, chewed the fat, chews the fat

Type of: converse, discourse

Encyclopedia: Chew the fat