Definition of Chew the fat

1. Verb. Talk socially without exchanging too much information. "Sam cannot chew the fat Sue "; "The men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

Definition of Chew the fat

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To chat idly or generally waste time talking. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chew The Fat

chew off
chew on
chew on the scenery
chew out
chew over
chew the cud
chew the fat (current term)
chew the scenery
chew toys
chew up
chew up the scenery
chewed over
chewed the fat

Literary usage of Chew the fat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nights in London by Thomas Burke (1918)
"Come on, old chew-the-fat, give us a hand with the musical- box." There were noises "off," from which it seemed that some one had put something on top of ..."

2. The Gold Chain: A California Family Sagaby Regina V. Phelan by Regina V. Phelan (1987)
""You fellows can sit here and chew the fat," said Collis, "while I measure out that rope." While he was doing that, Henry asked, "Any banks in town? ..."

3. Zone Policeman 88: A Close Range Study of the Panama Canal and Its Workers by Franck, Harry Alverson, 1881- (1913)
"Moreover negro women from the French isles are enough to frighten any virtuous young Marine. " What's the sense o' me tryin' to chew the fat in French ? ..."

4. Story of the Forty-seventh: Being the History of a Regiment of Heavy by United States Army. 47th coast artillery, George W. Small (1919)
"... "We could chew the fat all day." If a detail was granted, a sergeant would come and put us to rout. Corporal Duffy was told to report to the first ..."

5. Seraphim Trilogy Book One; What the Herald Angel Sang by Teralee E. M. Bird (2004)
"The hand and the head did not remain to chew the fat, and Jean rolled his window back up. As he did, a silver and red primer-coated Honda Accord left the ..."

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