bandied bandied  /ˈbæn did/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) discuss lightly
  2. (v) exchange blows
  3. (v) toss or strike a ball back and forth
  4. (adj) have legs that curve outward at the knees

Usage(s):

  1. Whenever an argument arises about the role that religion should play in our civic life assertions about the faith of the founders are invariably bandied about.
  2. The names of at least 40 men had been bandied about.
  3. He'd heard Obama's name bandied about with those of other possible presidential candidates but hadn't taken it seriously.

News

  1. News: 12 American Idol Alums Who Would Make Good Judges

    News: 12 American Idol Alums Who Would Make Good Judges Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 2:17 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Aiken's name has already been bandied about as a potential judge, perhaps prompted by his guest appearance in the Office series ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  2. Report: 1 in 12 city high schoolers attempted suicide

    Of all the numbers bandied about at Monday's Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education meeting, o...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Albuquerque Journal

  3. iTunes Radio is too little, too late

    At WWDC, Apple's big annual show, the company finally announces iTunes Radio, a service rumored and bandied about around the internet for some time. Apple, as it is known to do, builds this up to be the be-all and end-all of everything that came before. Is it? To answer that we must first delve into what iTunes Radio is. According to Apple, customers "have access to Featured Stations, stations ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: BetaNews

Quotes

  1. Regarding suggestions Ronaldo's flirtation with Real is partly to get a higher salary from United, Gill said: "Possibly, but not necessarily, and if the figures bandied around that Real Madrid are talking about are true, we wouldn't go anywhere near...
    on Jul 19, 2008 By: David Gill Source: Times Online

  2. "Maybe people need to be waking up to the realities of the world and that the days of easy money have come to a sudden end," Hill-Wood said. "A lot of the figures bandied around at the moment don't make commercial sense to us."
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Peter Hill-Wood Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "We stayed away from a lot of terms that have been bandied about during the campaign season in the political debate," said group co-chairman James Baker, a former Republican secretary of state.
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: James A Baker III Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

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