talk shop

talk shop
talk about things in one's work

Everyone at the restaurant decided that they would not talk shop during the dinner.

to speak of business matters; to talk of the business that concerns one; to talk about one's everyday work with someone who also does the same job

As they walked up the street together they began to talk shop. (A. Cronin)

I hope you weren't talking shop. I hate talking shop. (J. Braine)

... two other assistants who had withdrawn to a corner to talk shop. (M. Wilson)

He interrupted to make Mary talk shop. (M. Wilson)


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  • talk shop — Ⅰ. talk shop DISAPPROVING ► to talk about things relating to your work when you are in a social situation, especially in a way that is not interesting to other people: »I hate these dinners where everyone talks shop the whole time. Main Entry:… …   Financial and business terms

  • talk shop — {v. phr.}, {informal} To talk about things in your work or trade. * /Two chemists were talking shop, and I hardly understood a word they said./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk shop — {v. phr.}, {informal} To talk about things in your work or trade. * /Two chemists were talking shop, and I hardly understood a word they said./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk shop — If you talk shop, you talk about work matters, especially if you do this outside work …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • talk shop — talk about jobs, talk about what we do at work    I don t like to talk shop when we have visitors. It s too boring …   English idioms

  • talk shop — ► talk shop discuss matters concerning one s work, especially at an inappropriate time. Main Entry: ↑shop …   English terms dictionary

  • talk shop — verb discuss matters that are related to work (Freq. 1) As soon as they met, the linguists started to talk shop • Hypernyms: ↑discourse, ↑talk about, ↑discuss • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk shop —    If you talk shop, you talk about work matters, especially if you do this outside work.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you talk shop, you talk about your work or business in a social situation with someone you work with, and make… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • talk shop — if people who work together talk shop, they talk about their work when they are not at work. Even when they go out in the evening, they just talk shop all the time …   New idioms dictionary

  • Talk shop —   If you talk shop, you talk about work matters, especially if you do this outside work …   Dictionary of English idioms

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