shop talk

 Discussion of the latest business news or rumors.
 ► “At one Scott facility he clambered over machines, discussed their workings with the factory crew and easily slipped into shop talk.” (Wall Street Journal, June 27, 1994, p. B3)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • shop talk — talk shop if people who work together talk shop, they talk about their work when they are not at work. Let s change the subject. That s enough shop talk for one evening …   New idioms dictionary

  • shop|talk — «SHOP TK», noun. 1. talk about one s work or occupation, especially outside of working hours; talking shop: »Mere shoptalk, while of course it is heard, is not encouraged or admired for its own sake (New York Times). 2. the informal language of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shop talk — shop talk, conversation about a matters pertaining to person s occupation; often used of such discussions when conducted outside of working hours, as in social gatherings. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shop talk — n [U] AmE informal conversation about your work, which other people may think is boring …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shop talk — noun talk about your business that only others in the same business can understand • Hypernyms: ↑talk, ↑talking * * * shop talk noun Talk about one s own business, esp when carried on outside business hours • • • Main Entry: ↑shop * * * ˈshop… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shop Talk — Infobox Book name = Shop Talk title orig = translator = image caption = author = Philip Roth illustrator = cover artist = country = language = series = subject = Writing publisher = Houghton Mifflin pub date = September 25, 2001 english pub date …   Wikipedia

  • shop·talk — /ˈʃɑːpˌtɑːk/ noun [noncount] chiefly US : talk that is related to your work or special interests There was a lot of shoptalk at the office party …   Useful english dictionary

  • shop talk — noun discussion about ones trade, business, or employment that only others in the same field can understand …   Wiktionary

  • shop talk — See inside joke …   English idioms

  • Shop — Shop, n. [OE. shoppe, schoppe, AS. sceoppa a treasury, a storehouse, stall, booth; akin to scypen a shed, LG. schup a shed, G. schoppen, schuppen, a shed, a coachhouse, OHG. scopf.] 1. A building or an apartment in which goods, wares, drugs, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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