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  • bandy words with — argue pointlessly or rudely don t bandy words with me, Sir! …   Useful english 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 — 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 — to argue, especially when this is a waste of time Don t bandy words with me …   English 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 — 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 — I. /ˈbændi / (say bandee) verb (t) (bandied, bandying) 1. to pass from one to another, or back and forth; give and take. 2. to throw or strike to and fro, or from side to side, as a ball in tennis. –noun (plural bandies) 3. → bandy ball. 4. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bandy — [[t]bæ̱ndi[/t]] bandies, bandying, bandied VERB If you bandy words with someone, you argue with them. [V n with n] Brand shook his head. He was tired of bandying words with the man... [V n adv] The prosecution and defense were bandying… …   English dictionary

  • bandy — [16] To ‘bandy words with someone’ may go back to an original idea of ‘banding together to oppose others’. The word comes from French bander ‘oppose’, which is possibly a derivative of bande ‘group, company’ (source of English band). The rather… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • bandy — [16] To ‘bandy words with someone’ may go back to an original idea of ‘banding together to oppose others’. The word comes from French bander ‘oppose’, which is possibly a derivative of bande ‘group, company’ (source of English band). The rather… …   Word origins

  • bandy — ban|dy1 [ˈbændi] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from bandy hockey stick (17 19 centuries), perhaps from French bandé, past participle of bander; BANDY2] bandy legs curve out at the knees >bandy legged [ˌbændi ˈlegd, ˈlegıd] adj bandy 2… …   Dictionary of contemporary English