shoot the shit

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shoot the shit (third-person singular simple present shoots the shit, present participle shooting the shit, simple past and past participle shot the shit)

  1. (slang, vulgar) To chat casually; to gossip.
    We didn't do much besides stand around and shoot the shit, but it was fun to see him again.

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