bandy words

to argue, especially when this is a waste of time

Don't bandy words with me.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bandy words — phrase to argue, especially when this is a waste of time Don’t bandy words with me. Thesaurus: to arguehyponym arguments and arguingsynonym Main entry: bandy * * * bandy words old fashioned …   Useful english dictionary

  • bandy words — ► bandy words exchange angry remarks. Main Entry: ↑bandy …   English terms dictionary

  • bandy words — index bicker, communicate, discuss, dispute (debate), speak Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bandy words — Meaning To argue fervently. Origin The Irish game bandy is a ferocious ball game in which the ball is played to and fro with sticks. Earlier, in John Webster s The White Devil, 1612, the term was applied to tennis, or at that date more probably… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • bandy words — argue pointlessly or rudely. → bandy …   English new terms dictionary

  • bandy words — Synonyms and related words: argue, argufy, bicker, cavil, chew the fat, chew the rag, chin, choplogic, colloque, colloquize, commerce with, commune with, communicate, communicate with, confab, confabulate, contend, contest, converse, converse… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bandy words — argue, debate, polemize; conduct an intense argument …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bandy words (with somebody) — bandy ˈwords (with sb) idiom (old fashioned) to argue with sb or speak rudely to them Main entry: ↑bandyidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • bandy words with — argue pointlessly or rudely don t bandy words with me, Sir! …   Useful english dictionary

  • bandy — ban|dy1 [ bændi ] verb bandy words to argue, especially when this is a waste of time ,bandy a round or ,bandy a bout phrasal verb transitive to mention something a lot, usually without thinking much about what you are saying: I don t want people… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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