The efficacy of bandying threats of going to hell met its match in the Civil War.
At the very least, he's been bandying about the ‘r’ word rather frequently.
There would be no bandying words between them, no involved explanations, no possibility of any further misunderstanding.
It will be well for you to answer questions instead of bandying them.
Her look bade him weigh words; they had passed beyond the borders of merriment, beyond the bandying of challenges.
I remonstrated with him on the impropriety of bandying words with our servants.
The finest assembly of gentlemen in the world are bandying evil names and punching each other's heads.
Impossible that she should keep them yet impossible to send them back as if in a bandying of rebuffs.
Then, as if to break away from bandying of compliments, he asked: "But what were the rumors you spoke of?"
They had known no empty words, no bandying of foolish phrases.
1570s, "to strike back and forth," from Middle French bander, from root of band (n.2). The sense apparently evolved from "join together to oppose," to opposition itself, to "exchanging blows," then metaphorically, to volleying in tennis. Bandy (n.) was a 17c. Irish game, precursor of field hockey, played with curved a stick (also called a bandy), hence bandy-legged (1680s).