shop talk
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. 2000.

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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 — 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 —  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

  • 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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