bull session


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bull session

n. Informal
An informal group discussion.

bull session

n
informal chiefly US and Canadian an informal discussion, often among men
[C20: from bull2]

bull′ ses`sion


n.
an informal group discussion.
[1915–1920]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bull session - an informal discussion (usually among men)
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
group discussion, conference - a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
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I especially remember a throwaway line he dropped that day during a bull session with us kids.
'Bull session' is a term hardly used nowadays, but it was quite popular in the late '70s to early '80s in private schools for girls.
Kennedy founded the Peace Corps shortly after his inauguration to fulfill a promise he'd made to University of Michigan students at a bull session after a presidential campaign speech.
DURING A BULL session in a hunting lodge, a question was tossed out that guaranteed a rise out of a bunch of gun-dog sorts: "Should a working dog be strictly a hunter or pull double-duty as a home companion?" This group of bird hunters were also dog savvy, which led to several opinions on the matter.
Nafisi is an undeniably engaging writer whose prose has the congenial, argumentative energy of what, in her student days, would have been called an all-night bull session. Like many of us, she is a product of an age where the personal became political, and The Republic of Imagination is particularized by the writer's own life.
CIM is the digital version of the agenda, the whiteboard, the bull session, and the strategy or planning meeting rolled into one.
I enjoy talking with dentists, and I want to keep on their good sides, but I do wish they'd consider setting aside a few minutes of each appointment for a good old-fashioned bull session, unaccompanied by the doubts, discomforts and disabilities attending the matters at hand.
It's like a late-night undergraduate bull session, except that in this case the participants know what they are talking about.
When Ernest Hemingway was in town we had one bull session with him and learned a lot about him that we like.
Rauser, en un articulo un poco polemico, compara la teologia a una especie de bull session y acusa a las dos alternativas mas importantes para la teologia analitica --a Sallie McFague con su teoria de la <<metafora persuasiva>> y a J.
Yet The Last Best Hope is less a serious manifesto than a breezy bull session. Scarborough argues that rightwingers seeking to recapture Ronald Reagan's box office mojo need to embrace environmentalism (they should be "going green for God"); acknowledge the permanence of troubled entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare ("everyone is going to have to give until it hurts"); and pursue a humble foreign policy (except when they don't: "Most Republicans, including myself, were steadfast in their support for the war" in Iraq).
Based on the life stories gathered at a late-night bull session with a group of Broadway gypsies, A Chorus Line holds a special place in the annals of musical theater, the backstage musical to end them all.