Synonyms of chew the fat in English:

chew the fat

(also chew the rag)

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See UK English definition of chew the fat

phrase

1‘he liked drinking with friends and chewing the fat’

SYNONYMS
chat, talk, converse, speak to each other, discuss things, have a talk, have a chat, have a tête-à-tête, have a conversation
informal have a confab, jaw, rap, yak, yap
British informal natter, rabbit, have a chinwag, chinwag
North American informal shoot the breeze, visit
Australian, New Zealand informal mag
formal confabulate