pass the time of day

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. 2014.

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  • 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 — If you pass the time of day with somebody, you stop and say hello, enquire how they are and other such acts of social politeness …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pass the time of day — ► pass the time of day exchange greetings or casual remarks. Main Entry: ↑time …   English terms dictionary

  • pass the time of day — phrasal : to exchange greetings or hold a friendly conversation * * * pass the time of day To exchange any ordinary greeting of civility • • • Main Entry: ↑pass pass the time of day To chat unhurriedly and casually • • • Main Entry: ↑time * * * I …   Useful english dictionary

  • pass the time of day — {v. phr.} To exchange greetings; stop for a chat. * /They met at the corner and paused to pass the time of day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass the time of day — {v. phr.} To exchange greetings; stop for a chat. * /They met at the corner and paused to pass the time of day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass\ the\ time\ of\ day — v. phr. To exchange greetings; stop for a chat. They met at the corner and paused to pass the time of day …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pass the time of day —    If you pass the time of day with somebody, you stop and say hello, enquire how they are and other such acts of social politeness.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Pass the time of day —   If you pass the time of day with somebody, you stop and say hello, enquire how they are and other such acts of social politeness …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

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