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1cháchara feminine informalpalique masculine Spain informalto have a chinwag — chacharear informal
- The frisson of excitement that accompanied these late-night chinwags was due in part to our fascination with death and in part to our relief that we didn't have to carve up the corpse ourselves.
- Jason Gardener is regaling me with tales of an invite to Buckingham Palace and a chinwag with the Queen.
- Against doctor's orders, I took part in an obligatory chinwag with some radio chat show gasbag last week, and he was mouthing the dimbulb cant that Pat Riley's luster has faded.
- So, next time someone enjoins you in a chinwag about ‘sticky-business’, you'll certainly have something trivial to add to the conversation besides the price of tea in Tuktoyuktuk.
- To give seniors an incentive to have a chinwag about their health, Gibson's Pharmacy is offering 10 per cent off all vitamins and minerals during Seniors Week.
- Our interview had been pencilled in for around 45 minutes earlier but when it comes to priorities, he knows that hard work rates higher than a chinwag with a journalist.
- As the High Court celebrates its 100th birthday - we have a chinwag with three of its judges.
- They dearly love a good chinwag, so don't disappoint them!
- Oh yes - I've got a new MSN Messenger account, so come and have a chinwag if you're on there too.
- The Dark Side have a bit of a get together and a chinwag.
- We're going to try and set up a chat room on a Saturday (early afternoon for the UK, late evening for him in PNG) so we can all meet and have a good chinwag with him.
- Bibliophiles can enjoy a literary chinwag and dinner at Books At the Brewery on Tuesday night, Nov 2.
- Well, Josie's confidence vanishes when she finds out that Marc has sought out Jesse for a private chinwag.
- It wasn't until election night when the votes started rolling in that poor old Bill realised that Kiwis are a friendly lot and are mostly happy for a chinwag even if they have no intention of voting for you.
- He said: ‘I came here just to have a good chinwag really with the students and talk to them about going into the industry and about how they feel about it.’
- We had a little chinwag with him and Rat Records label partner Ollywood on the reasons why breakbeat has got them so excited…
- This wasn't a star deigning to give her time, but someone happy to have a chinwag.
- Those who claim that the anticipated absence of promotion and relegation makes the season's run-in meaningless have obviously not shared a chinwag with Ian McCall in recent weeks.
- I've been trying to get a hold of him for a chinwag but we've only managed one brief meeting so far.
- After a robust chinwag with the Amigos he assured us that was no chance.
intransitive verbchinwagging, chinwagged
1estar de cháchara informalestar de palique Spain informalchacharear informal
- Our pub is fantastic, only a stroll across the road - the place is packed with locals, so we can go there at any time of day and have someone to chinwag with.
- Attractive staff helped the tasty beverages go down and the intimate venue gave us boys a chance to chinwag before we hit a club.
- Had lunch nearby, then went back to the hotel to chinwag with the parents, then came home when P was on his way in Arfur.
- My sister Nancy is out - its just Hector and I chinwagging.
- I expect comics to come and be prepared and I expect them not to stand around chinwagging with each other while people are onstage working.
- After months of two-way chinwagging, the Haitians are getting a bit ornery about Mayor's Tremblay's failure to follow up on his promise.
- A large bulk of the city's inhabitants still spend their afternoon chinwagging over coffee and cake cocooned in an atmosphere of rococo exuberance.
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