pass the time of day

pass the time of day
phrasal
: to exchange greetings or hold a friendly conversation

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pass the time of day
To exchange any ordinary greeting of civility
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Main Entry:pass
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pass the time of day
To chat unhurriedly and casually
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Main Entry:time

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I
see time
II
exchange greetings or casual remarks

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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