Idiom of the Week: Shoot the Breeze

Meaning: To make small talk; to chat.

Examples:

“What are you guys talking about?” “Nothing special. Just shooting the breeze.”

She wastes a lot of time at work. She spends the first hour of the day shooting the breeze with her coworkers.

Come over to my place this weekend. We can have a couple beers and shoot the breeze!

 

Pop Quiz:

If you’re shooting the breeze, you’re probably having…

A.  A casual conversation.

B.  A very serious conversation.

C.  An argument.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is A. Shooting the breeze means you’re talking about something not too serious. A breeze, after all, is a gentle or light wind, which means you’re having a light conversation.

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