bandy around

phrasal verb bandy around or bandy about [transitive]
Word forms "bandy around":
present tense I/you/we/they bandy around he/she/it bandies around present participle bandying around past tense bandied around past participle bandied around
to mention something a lot, usually without thinking much about what you are saying

I don't want people bandying my name about in public.


English dictionary. 2014.

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