chew the rag

chew the fat = chew the rag

chat in a leisurely way, usually at length – informal

1986 - Tom Clancy - Red Storm Rising Four-star admirals didn't chew the fat with newly frocked commanders unless they had nothing better to do.

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chew the cud

(of a ruminant animal) further chew partly digested food

Think or talk reflectively.

1992 - DJ - We chewed the cud, drank a few beers and at the end of the meal, Malu asked if I wanted to hit a club.

chew the scenery

(of an actor) overact - Informal

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