Definition of Talk shop

1. Verb. Discuss matters that are related to work. "Sam wants to talk shop with Sue "; "As soon as they met, the linguists started to talk shop"

Generic synonyms: Discourse, Discuss, Talk About



Definition of Talk shop

1. Verb. (intransitive) To discuss one's work, business or profession. ¹

2. Noun. A place where people gather to have conversation or discussion which is usually of an informal nature. ¹

3. Noun. (pejorative) An organization or other group that is all talk and no action. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Talk Shop

talk of
talk of the devil
talk of the town
talk one's way out of
talk out of
talk out of turn
talk over
talk over someone's head
talk past
talk radio
talk radios
talk round
talk shop (current term)
talk show
talk smack
talk softly and carry a big stick
talk someone's ear off
talk someone under the table
talk terms
talk the talk
talk through one's hat
talk to the hand
talk trash
talk turkey
talk up
talkable
talkathon

Literary usage of Talk shop

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1. The Southern Law Review by William S. Hein & Company (1880)
"The good bishop, too, inclines to talk "shop," and occasionally he drops into controversial and dogmatic theology. The notes of Mr. Heard are verbal and ..."

2. Speeches at the Lotos Club by John Elderkin, Chester Sanders Lord, Horatio Nelson Fraser (1901)
"It may seem a little vulgar to talk shop; but no. Oliver Wendell Holmes told me once that a man ought always to talk shop. He said he did n't like to take ..."

3. Studies in Moral Science by William Ennis Hamilton (1916)
"Modern society has a prohibition expressed usually in the saying: "Do not talk shop" which unless observed in moderation tends to frustrate the purpose of ..."

4. Studies in Moral Science by William Ennis Hamilton (1916)
"Ecclesiastes x:i6-i7- Modern society has a prohibition expressed usually in the saying: "Do not talk shop" which unless observed in moderation tends to ..."

5. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1886)
"More dreadful still to talk ' shop.'" The man smiled. Which was the real girl, the lazy one or the brisk one ? ... If you invite me to ' talk shop' in so ..."

6. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"To discourse about; speak of ; discuss: as, to talk philosophy; to talk shop. That crystalline sphere whose balance weighs The trepidation talk'd, ..."

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