- bandy about
- or bandy aroundPHRASAL VERB: usu passive (disapproval)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.
[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.
English dictionary. 2008.