idle talk

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Related to idle talk: gossipy
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Noun1.idle talk - idle or foolish and irrelevant talkidle talk - idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
chatter, yack, yak, yakety-yak, cackle - noisy talk
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While this idle talk had been going on, des Lupeaulx was closeted in his office with du Bruel, where, a little later, Dutocq joined them.
The financial difficulty of it, presenting also a human problem, was solved by a mind much too simple to be perplexed by anything in the world except men's idle talk for which it was not adapted.
"Forget our idle talk, Izz," he said, turning the horse's head suddenly.
"Pass judgment on your chivalries, senor," returned Sancho, "and don't set yourself up to judge of other men's fears or braveries, for I am as good a fearer of God as my neighbours; but leave me to despatch these skimmings, for all the rest is only idle talk that we shall be called to account for in the other world;" and so saying, he began a fresh attack on the bucket, with such a hearty appetite that he aroused Don Quixote's, who no doubt would have helped him had he not been prevented by what must be told farther on.
Fortunately, D'Artagnan was not a man to listen to the idle talk of those around him, or to the comments that were made on himself.
A time of deer-hunts and cock-fights; of idle talks and foolish squabbles between men whose bellies are full and weapons are rusty.
And thirdly, because all talk in itself is idle talk. Lectures, messages, statements, discourses of any kind, spiritual or otherwise, imparted through utterances or writings, is just idle talk when not acted upon or lived up to.
On Friday, while in Bungoma, the DP said those agitating for a referendum are engaging in 'idle talk'.
They are full of murderous resentment and idle talk: of the mind, covetousness, hatred, and error.
But Kean insists the defender has been struggling with a hamstring problem and shot down the idle talk before today's crunch at West Brom, when he is set to return.
Thus it was great to see his nephew Jason rectify that omission on Saturday, all the more so on account of the loyalty that he showed to Donald McCain and Trevor Hemmings when riding Idle Talk in 2007 instead of opting to partner the winner Silver Birch.
She covers his destructive land-surveying of history, a constellation of his Moscow diary, his atlas of fascist historiography, his war, idle talk, and warring vocabularies.