pass the time of day

pass the time of day
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. 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 — ► 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 — 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

  • 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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