Idioms for breeze

    shoot/bat the breeze, Slang.
    1. to converse aimlessly; chat.
    2. to talk nonsense or exaggerate the truth: He likes to shoot the breeze, so don't take everything he says seriously.

Origin of breeze

1555–65; earlier brize, brise north or northeast wind; compare Dutch bries, East Frisian brîse, French brize, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan brisa, Italian brezza; orig. and path of transmission disputed


breeze·less, adjectivebreeze·like, adjective

Definition for breeze (2 of 2)

[ breez ]
/ briz /


cinders, ash, or dust from coal, coke, or charcoal.
concrete, brick, or cinder block in which such materials form a component.

Origin of breeze

1720–30; variant of dial. brays < French braise live coals, cinders; see braze2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for breeze (1 of 3)

/ (briːz) /


verb (intr)

to move quickly or casuallyhe breezed into the room
(of wind) to blowthe south wind breezed over the fields

Word Origin for breeze

C16: probably from Old Spanish briza northeast wind

British Dictionary definitions for breeze (2 of 3)

/ (briːz) /


an archaic or dialect name for the gadfly

Word Origin for breeze

Old English briosa, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for breeze (3 of 3)

/ (briːz) /


ashes of coal, coke, or charcoal used to make breeze blocks

Word Origin for breeze

C18: from French braise live coals; see braise
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Idioms and Phrases with breeze


In addition to the idiom beginning with breeze

  • breeze in

also see:

  • hands down (in a breeze)
  • shoot the breeze
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