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discussion, talk, chat, gossip, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart, head-to-head, exchange, dialogue, parley, consultation, conferenceView synonyms
- ‘The frisson of excitement that accompanied these late-night chinwags was due in part to our fascination with death and in part to our relief that we didn't have to carve up the corpse ourselves.’
- ‘Against doctor's orders, I took part in an obligatory chinwag with some radio chat show gasbag last week, and he was mouthing the dimbulb cant that Pat Riley's luster has faded.’
- ‘Our interview had been pencilled in for around 45 minutes earlier but when it comes to priorities, he knows that hard work rates higher than a chinwag with a journalist.’
- ‘Well, Josie's confidence vanishes when she finds out that Marc has sought out Jesse for a private chinwag.’
- ‘Those who claim that the anticipated absence of promotion and relegation makes the season's run-in meaningless have obviously not shared a chinwag with Ian McCall in recent weeks.’
- ‘After a robust chinwag with the Amigos he assured us that was no chance.’
- ‘Oh yes - I've got a new MSN Messenger account, so come and have a chinwag if you're on there too.’
- ‘To give seniors an incentive to have a chinwag about their health, Gibson's Pharmacy is offering 10 per cent off all vitamins and minerals during Seniors Week.’
- ‘They dearly love a good chinwag, so don't disappoint them!’
- ‘Jason Gardener is regaling me with tales of an invite to Buckingham Palace and a chinwag with the Queen.’
- ‘I've been trying to get a hold of him for a chinwag but we've only managed one brief meeting so far.’
- ‘He said: ‘I came here just to have a good chinwag really with the students and talk to them about going into the industry and about how they feel about it.’’
- ‘It wasn't until election night when the votes started rolling in that poor old Bill realised that Kiwis are a friendly lot and are mostly happy for a chinwag even if they have no intention of voting for you.’
- ‘As the High Court celebrates its 100th birthday - we have a chinwag with three of its judges.’
- ‘This wasn't a star deigning to give her time, but someone happy to have a chinwag.’
- ‘So, next time someone enjoins you in a chinwag about ‘sticky-business’, you'll certainly have something trivial to add to the conversation besides the price of tea in Tuktoyuktuk.’
- ‘The Dark Side have a bit of a get together and a chinwag.’
- ‘Bibliophiles can enjoy a literary chinwag and dinner at Books At the Brewery on Tuesday night, Nov 2.’
- ‘We had a little chinwag with him and Rat Records label partner Ollywood on the reasons why breakbeat has got them so excited…’
- ‘We're going to try and set up a chat room on a Saturday (early afternoon for the UK, late evening for him in PNG) so we can all meet and have a good chinwag with him.’
Have a chat.
chat, talk, gossip, chit-chat, chitter-chatter, patter, jabbering, jabber, prattling, prattle, babbling, babble, tittle-tattle, tattle, blathering, blather, blethering, blether, rambling, gibberingView synonyms
- ‘Our pub is fantastic, only a stroll across the road - the place is packed with locals, so we can go there at any time of day and have someone to chinwag with.’
- ‘I expect comics to come and be prepared and I expect them not to stand around chinwagging with each other while people are onstage working.’
- ‘Had lunch nearby, then went back to the hotel to chinwag with the parents, then came home when P was on his way in Arfur.’
- ‘A large bulk of the city's inhabitants still spend their afternoon chinwagging over coffee and cake cocooned in an atmosphere of rococo exuberance.’
- ‘Attractive staff helped the tasty beverages go down and the intimate venue gave us boys a chance to chinwag before we hit a club.’
- ‘After months of two-way chinwagging, the Haitians are getting a bit ornery about Mayor's Tremblay's failure to follow up on his promise.’
- ‘My sister Nancy is out - its just Hector and I chinwagging.’
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