- Idiom – Shoot the breeze
- Meaning – To have an informal chat. To discuss unimportant or trivial things. Shooting the breeze can also be used to describe a situation when you waste time talking about things that are not very important.
- This is an American English idiom.
When could you use this idiom?
- You want to meet your friends for coffee and a gossip.
- Friends are sitting together chatting about random things.
- Students in class are discussing unimportant things when they should be studying.
- You are having a few drinks and catching up with friends in the pub.
- “It was awesome meeting you guys for dinner last night. The food was scrumptious and I always have so much fun shooting the breeze with you!”
- Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?
An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally. An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.