Definition of fireside chat in English:

fireside chat


  • An informal conversation.

    • ‘The European Council began in the 1970s as an occasional series of informal fireside chats among the member states' heads of state (in the case of Finland and France whose Presidents are elected) and government.’
    • ‘He did not lecture or hector his listeners; he talked to them as if he were conducting a fireside chat.’
    • ‘There have been too many pep rallies and too few fireside chats.’
    • ‘The things he needed to tell the boy could not simply be blurted out during a fireside chat in one sitting.’
    • ‘In an economic crisis - of which there are plenty - we even get TV fireside chats from the Chancellor.’
    • ‘Perhaps the Pastor dropped a hint to the Mayor in one of his weekly fireside chats.’
    • ‘The world's most unlikely double act began in Geneva in 1985, with a series of high-profile fireside chats.’
    • ‘A fireside chat over a disappointing bottle of wine prompted a Bradford couple to resolve to ditch their day jobs and set up their own business.’
    • ‘Boorman has a very pleasant speaking voice, somewhat folksy, and he really makes you feel like you're listening to a comfortable fireside chat.’
    • ‘A fireside chat in the wee hours of the morning attains a heavenly composure, the dramatic ethereal lighting making this their crucial scene.’
    • ‘This book is like having a fireside chat with an experienced couple therapist, and I wish I had written it myself.’