phrasal verb [usually passive] → bandy If someone's name or something such as an idea is bandied about or is bandied around, that person or that thing is discussed by many people in a casual way. [disapproval]
[be V-ed P] ⇒ He whispered my name to newspapermen, knowing that it would be bandied about.
[be V-ed P] ⇒ Young players now hear various sums bandied around about how much players are getting.
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