v. discuss lightly or glibly; exchange words heatedly
While the president was happy to bandy patriotic generalizations with anyone who would listen to him, he refused to exchange words with unfriendly reporters at the press conference.
Sentence in Classic:
Its furry tail stood up firm and round as a plume, its bandy legs served it so well that it would often gracefully lift a hind leg and run very easily and quickly on three legs, as if disdaining to use all four.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
His whole body moved up and down as he rubbed, and he was a funny sight from the rear, with his shaggy head and bandy legs.
As the crew toiled on, Laplandish speculations were bandied among them, concerning all these passing things.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
So the two stood bandying hard words, whereon the Achaeans sprang to their feet with a cry that rent the air, and were of two minds as to what they should do.
There were desperate lunges at these chosen spots seemingly every instant, and most of them were bandied like light toys between the contending forces.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context