pass the time of day with someone

pass the time of day with someone
pass the time of day (with (someone)) to talk in a friendly way with someone.

She often stopped to pass the time of day with her neighbors.


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  • pass the time of day (with someone) — phrase to talk to someone for a short time, especially in order to be polite or friendly Thesaurus: to have a conversation with someonesynonym Main entry: pass …   Useful english dictionary

  • pass the time of day with — pass the time of day (with (someone)) to talk in a friendly way with someone. She often stopped to pass the time of day with her neighbors …   New idioms dictionary

  • pass the time of day — (with (someone)) to talk in a friendly way with someone. She often stopped to pass the time of day with her neighbors …   New idioms dictionary

  • pass the time of day — to have a short conversation with someone about things which are not important. The old man liked to pass the time of day with his neighbours. (often + with) …   New idioms dictionary

  • pass — pass1 [ pæs ] verb *** ▸ 1 go past something ▸ 2 move somewhere ▸ 3 be successful on test ▸ 4 give/let someone have something ▸ 5 spend time or be spent ▸ 6 kick/hit/throw ball to someone ▸ 7 make law, etc. official ▸ 8 be unable to answer ▸ 9… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • time — [[t]ta͟ɪm[/t]] ♦ times, timing, timed 1) N UNCOUNT Time is what we measure in minutes, hours, days, and years. ...a two week period of time... Time passed, and still Ma did not appear... As time went on the visits got more and more regular... The …   English dictionary

  • pass — I UK [pɑːs] / US [pæs] verb Word forms pass : present tense I/you/we/they pass he/she/it passes present participle passing past tense passed past participle passed *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to go past something They stopped at the… …   English dictionary

  • pass — 1 verb 1 GO PAST (I, T) to come up to a particular point or object and go past it: The crowd parted to let the truck pass. | They kept quiet until the soldiers had passed. | pass sb/sth: We passed each other on the staircase. | I pass the sports… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pass — pass1 W1S1 [pa:s US pæs] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(go past)¦ 2¦(move/go)¦ 3¦(put)¦ 4¦(road/river etc)¦ 5¦(give)¦ 6¦(give information)¦ 7¦(time)¦ 8¦(exam/test)¦ 9¦(law/proposal)¦ 10¦(happen)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • time — time1 W1S1 [taım] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(minutes/hours etc)¦ 2¦(on a clock)¦ 3¦(occasion)¦ 4¦(point when something happens)¦ 5¦(period of time)¦ 6¦(available time)¦ 7 all the time 8 most of the time 9 half the time 10 at tim …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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