old talk


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old talk

n
superficial chatting
vb
(intr) to indulge in such chatting
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He greeted Philip with enthusiasm, and with his usual volubility told him that he had come to live in London, Ruth Chalice was a hussy, he had taken a studio, Paris was played out, he had a commission for a portrait, and they'd better dine together and have a good old talk. Philip reminded him of his acquaintance with Hayward, and was entertained to see that Lawson was slightly awed by Hayward's elegant clothes and grand manner.
My notion was, that it might soften my heart if I could see the old place, and talk the old talk, and look again at the well-remembered faces.
In the several years since the oil and gas exploration initiative gained steam, Lebanese politicians and officials have been recycling the same old talk, featuring the word "should" -- as in the country should do this or that if it wants to benefit from gas and oil.
This again takes us to the old talk of a draft law governing the establishment of non-governmental organizations that has been put on hold for a long time.
My view was that if I didn't get elected, I'd go back to my old talk radio job and do what I always did in the private sector.
"On Tuesday we'll have the same old talk from Tony Blair.
The boys were telling me Kelvin were saying they hoped they drew Basement as if we are a free one, the usual old talk, but if we go out and play the way we can play, there's no doubt we'll give it a go."
Sick of Lamberts same old talk about how young the team is!
Personally, I'm fed up with the same old talk every year, that fails to alleviate the hardships inflicted on living standards by WHILST researching a branch of the Wear family history, I discovered that in 1960 Jack Potts and his wife Grace, along with my father's Aunt, Lilium Wear, had been administrators of the will of Lilium's sister (Grace Lister who lived at the time in Cullercoats).