• 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.
Usage:

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.
Example:
  • “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!”
Discuss:
  • 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.