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

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

Type of: converse, discourse

Encyclopedia: Chew the fat