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shoot the breeze

Definition of shoot the breeze

US informal

  1. :  to talk informally about unimportant things <I enjoy shooting the breeze with my neighbors.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to eject or impel or cause to be ejected or impelled by a sudden release of tension (as of a bowstring or slingshot or by a flick of a finger)

    :  to drive forth or cause to be driven forth by an explosion (as of a powder charge in a firearm or of ignited fuel in a rocket)

    :  to drive forth or cause to be driven forth by a sudden release of gas or air

  1. :  a sending out of new growth or the growth sent out: as

    :  a stem or branch with its leaves and appendages especially when not yet mature

    :  offshoot

  1. : used to express annoyance or surprise

  1. :  a light gentle wind

    :  a wind of from 4 to 31 miles (6 to 50 kilometers) an hour

    :  something easily done :  cinch

  1. :  to move swiftly and airily

    :  to make progress quickly and easily

  1. :  residue from the making of coke or charcoal

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