bandy about
{v. phr.} To spread rumors or whisper secrets. * /The news of Jim and Mary's divorce was bandied about until everyone at the office had heard it./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • bandy about — or bandy around PHRASAL VERB: usu passive (disapproval) If someone s name or something such as an idea is bandied about or is bandied around, that person or that thing is discussed by many people in a casual way. [be V ed P] He whispered my name… …   English dictionary

  • bandy about — {v. phr.} To spread rumors or whisper secrets. * /The news of Jim and Mary s divorce was bandied about until everyone at the office had heard it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bandy\ about — v. phr. To spread rumors or whisper secrets. The news of Jim and Mary s divorce was bandied about until everyone at the office had heard it …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bandy — Ⅰ. bandy [1] ► ADJECTIVE (bandier, bandiest) ▪ (of a person s legs) curved outwards so that the knees are wide apart. ORIGIN perhaps from obsolete bandy curved hockey stick . Ⅱ. bandy [2] ► …   English terms dictionary

  • bandy — I. /ˈbændi / (say bandee) verb (t) (bandied, bandying) 1. to pass from one to another, or back and forth; give and take. 2. to throw or strike to and fro, or from side to side, as a ball in tennis. –noun (plural bandies) 3. → bandy ball. 4. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bandy — ban|dy1 [ˈbændi] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from bandy hockey stick (17 19 centuries), perhaps from French bandé, past participle of bander; BANDY2] bandy legs curve out at the knees >bandy legged [ˌbændi ˈlegd, ˈlegıd] adj bandy 2… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bandy around — phrasal verb bandy around or bandy about [transitive] Word forms bandy around : present tense I/you/we/they bandy around he/she/it bandies around present participle bandying around past tense bandied around past participle bandied around to… …   English dictionary

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