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A.Word.A.Day--chew the fat

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chew the fat (choo the fat) verb

To chat at length in a friendly, relaxed manner. Also, chew the rag.

"I would go down to Egton House on days I wasn't even working, just to chew the fat with him." Andy Kershaw, Obituaries: Life with the Hinge and Bracket of Radio 1, The Guardian (London), Aug 1, 2001.

This week's theme: terms with origins in food.


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