shoot the bull

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Definition of shoot the bull

US, informal
: to talk informally about unimportant things I enjoy shooting the bull with my neighbors.

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“Shoot the bull.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoot%20the%20bull. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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