Anyway, modern societies have no choice but to walk and chew gum at the same time.
“I think we bit off more than we could chew,” he told the FBI.
A mass of people rush by them, but as with thousands of other people on Oak Street, the men just chew, savoring every bite.
Some people might even say they elected this president so they can finally have one who can walk and chew gum at the same time.
Typically produced by a writer not ready for a first novel, they are easy to chew up, digest, and forget about in the morning.
If you shay it different, I'll chew your head like an apple caught in the crack of a door.
He has even been known to chew up and eat bones, blankets, and leather!
At first, most persons dislike to chew it, but use soon renders it far from disagreeable.
The middle sort of historians (of which the most part are) spoil all; they will chew our meat for us.
How should she know that it was unable to chew, and was in the habit of swallowing buttons, beads, and other small articles whole?
Old English ceowan "to bite, gnaw, chew," from West Germanic *keuwwan (cf. Middle Low German keuwen, Dutch kauwen, Old High German kiuwan, German kauen), from PIE root *gyeu- "to chew" (cf. Old Church Slavonic živo "to chew," Lithuanian žiaunos "jaws," Persian javidan "to chew").
Figurative sense of "to think over" is from late 14c.; to chew the rag "discusss some matter" is from 1885, apparently originally British army slang. Related: Chewed; chewing. To chew (someone) out (1948) probably is military slang from World War II. Chewing gum is by 1843, American English, originally hardened secretions of the spruce tree.
c.1200, "an act of chewing," from chew (v.). Meaning "wad of tobacco chewed at one time" is from 1725; as a kind of chewy candy, by 1906.
: He had big chew in his cheek (1920s+)