pass the time of day 閑聊、瞎扯。或相互問候。

說明:

閑聊、瞎扯,而且是談得很愉快的那一種。比較近似的講法是廣東話的「過日神」。這種用法通常是帶些微貶意的。

此外,根據上文下義,這句也可解作朋友相逢,彼此問候。

例子:

Tom is really an idler. He always passes the time of day with girls.

I met Connie yesterday and, going to a café shop, we passed the time of day.


by Thomas Shum