Fewer than 24 hours before voting begins, confusion reigns and contradictory information is bandied about.
But no one went through with the arson threats that were bandied about back then, says Cummins.
Newspapers howled, Congress investigated, and the “I” word, impeachment, was bandied about.
The term “reform” is bandied about by many, but few have submitted any viable, concrete proposals.
The definition of “substantial burden” has been bandied about for years by courts, with very different results.
I have said that Mr. Charrington's name was bandied about among the sensual and the vulgar—all over England—as a term of reproach.
All the secrets and signs were bandied about and laughed at among the boys.
The most prejudiced of those who had bandied her name about for the past few weeks felt a dim sense of shame.
They are quarrelling about the qualification, and angry words were bandied about.
A disgraceful quarrel ensued, in which the most vulgar epithets and the grossest witticisms were bandied between them.
1570s, "to strike back and forth," from Middle French bander, from root of band (n.2). The sense apparently evolved from "join together to oppose," to opposition itself, to "exchanging blows," then metaphorically, to volleying in tennis. Bandy (n.) was a 17c. Irish game, precursor of field hockey, played with curved a stick (also called a bandy), hence bandy-legged (1680s).