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synonyms for shoot the bull

  • BS
  • chatter
  • chew the fat
  • gab
  • palaver
  • prate
  • prattle
  • run off at the mouth
  • schmooze
  • yack
  • yap
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How to use shoot the bull in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The well-known "cock and bull" stories of small children are inspired by this love of strong effect.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
I was right, so it seems, about getting ashore before the enemy could see to shoot out to sea.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
That was a considerable sensible commandment of yourn, always to shoot the foremost of the Mexicans when they attacked.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
"But I don't see what you can shoot with it," said Davy, feeling that he was somehow getting the worst of the argument.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
I thought this young man was going to read us some of his poetry; it's too tiresome of him to stop to tell us about his bull-dog.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
And I, for one, absolutely decline to believe in this preposterous story of his about a bull-dog.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Thereafter he ran away from school twice, having been seized with a romantic and irresistible desire to see and shoot a lion!
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Tom leaped on one side; the buffalo-bull turned short round and made another dash at him.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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WORDS RELATED TO SHOOT THE BULL

  • BS
  • chatter
  • chew the fat
  • gab
  • palaver
  • prate
  • prattle
  • run off at the mouth
  • schmooze
  • shoot the bull
  • yack
  • yap
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.