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 were shooting the breeze about Jim's latest trouble with the police.

The fishermen were shooting the bull about the school of sail fish they had seen.

2. To swing and miss the ball in baseball.

The batter tried to hit a home run but he fanned the breeze.


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

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  • fan the breeze — {v. phr.} 1. See: SHOOT THE BREEZE. 2. To swing and miss the ball in baseball. * /The batter tried to hit a home run but he fanned the breeze./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fan the breeze — {v. phr.} 1. See: SHOOT THE BREEZE. 2. To swing and miss the ball in baseball. * /The batter tried to hit a home run but he fanned the breeze./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fan the breeze — tv. to chat or gossip. □ We’re just fanning the breeze, so you didn’t interrupt anything. □ Stop fanning the breeze and get to work …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Fan the breeze — engage in idle talk …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • fan the breeze — Australian Slang engage in idle talk …   English dialects glossary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • breeze — See: SHOOT THE BREEZE or BAT THE BREEZE or FAN THE BREEZE, WIN IN A WALK or WIN IN A BREEZE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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