To exchange pleasantries

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Definition

to exchange pleasantries: to make polite remarks, to make polite small talk
idiom
I'm not here to exchange pleasantries. Let's get down to business. I don't want to make polite comments about unimportant things, I want to talk about business.
pleasantries polite remarks, small talk

Examples

  • "Unfortunately I didn't come all the way to LA to exchange pleasantries with you."

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