Definition of On the table

1. Adjective. Able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise. "The proposal is still on the table"

Exact synonyms: Negotiable
Similar to: Flexible
Derivative terms: Negotiate



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Lexicographical Neighbors of On The Table

on the road
on the rocks
on the ropes
on the run
on the same page
on the same wavelength
on the shelf
on the side
on the skids
on the sly
on the spectrum
on the spot
on the spur of the moment
on the square
on the street
on the table (current term)
on the take
on the tap
on the tip of one's tongue
on the toss of a coin
on the town
on the trot
on the turps
on the up
on the up-and-up
on the up and up
on the uptake
on the verge
on the wagon
on the wane

Literary usage of On the table

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1. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1851)
"Ordered, That said bill be laid on the table, and the report be printed. Mr. James Thompson, by unanimous consent, from (he Committee on the Judiciary, ..."

2. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1837)
"... laid on the table, under the order of the House of the llth instant. Mr. Lewis presented a petition of inhabitants of Irwinton, in the State of Alabama, ..."

3. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly (1885)
"254 on the table 496 On reconsideration of Rule 54 of the Senate 496 On Willard's motion to take up House Bill No. 422. 497 On the passage of Senate Bill N" ..."

4. Representative American Plays by Arthur Hobson Quinn (1917)
"After a motionless pause, THORNE begins to fumble amour/ papers on the table with his left hand, soon after raising the dispatch or some other paper with ..."

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