Meaning of “shoot the breeze” in the English Dictionary

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"shoot the breeze" in British English

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shoot the breeze

US informal

to spend time talking about things that are not important:

We sat out on the porch, just shooting the breeze.

(Definition of “shoot the breeze” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shoot the breeze" in American English

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shoot the breeze

infml to talk with someone about unimportant things for a long time:

We sat on the porch until late at night, just shooting the breeze.

(Definition of “shoot the breeze” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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