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习语Chewthefat侃大山

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【习惯用语】Chew the fat 吹牛皮 侃大山
What does "Chew the fat" mean? To talk about unimportant things. Sit down, have a beer, and let's chew the fat.

The Inuit (different from Eskimos) used to chew on pieces of whale blubber almost like chewing gum. The blubber took quite a while to dissolve, so it just sort of helped pass the time while they were doing something else.
Some other cultures may have used bacon fat in a similar way. 
英语里面形容侃大山有两种说法。

第一种说法:chew the fat

Chewing the Fat, About a pork

If you stand while you chew the fat on the phone,

you'll burn a few extra calories per minute.

你要是站着在电话里聊天,每分钟都能消耗掉几卡路里的额外热量。

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