chew\ the\ rag

• chew the fat
• chew the rag
v. phr. slang
To talk together in an idle, friendly fashion; chat.

We used to meet after work, and chew the fat over coffee and doughnuts.

The old man would chew the rag for hours with anyone who would join him.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • chew the rag — vp To spend time talking. Let s just spend the evening at home and chew the rag. 1880s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • chew the rag — ► chew the fat (or rag) informal chat in a leisurely way. Main Entry: ↑chew …   English terms dictionary

  • chew the rag — phrasal see chew the fat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chew the rag — Go to chew the fat …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Chew the rag — 1. argue or grumble; 2. brood or grieve; 3. gossip …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • chew the rag — Australian Slang 1. argue or grumble; 2. brood or grieve; 3. gossip …   English dialects glossary

  • chew the fat/ chew the rag — talk, visit, have a chin wag    I ll go and get the wine while you two relax and chew the fat …   English idioms

  • chew the rag with someone — chat with somebody, make friendly conversation with someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chew the fat — or[chew the rag] {v. phr.}, {slang} To talk together in an idle, friendly fashion; chat. * /We used to meet after work, and chew the fat over coffee and doughnuts./ * /The old man would chew the rag for hours with anyone who would join him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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