Antedating? of "shoot the breeze" 1937

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Feb 29 03:55:44 UTC 2004

OED has 1941.

10 June, 1937.  _Indiana(PA)Weekly Messenger_  10/1

[A fictional detective story]

  "Wait a minute, Dad," I said.  "I'm no cop.  I just wanted to shoot the breeze with you."

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