conventional behavior expected of people while eating
In fact, table manners are all the more potent an identifier for being completely arbitrary.
Inez had never spent much time with table manners, and her boys had learned all the bad habits.
In English table manners, the knife is never laid down until the course is finished.
Our table manners require us to use two hands to perform with less dexterity what chopsticks can do with only one.
The basic rule of Western table manners in the 19th and 20th centuries was: if in doubt, use a fork.
A minstrel who made a great hit with "Jim Crow" once gave me a valuable lesson on table manners.
Nevertheless, there was a beginning of refinement in table manners.
I often go without my own meals in order to make a record of table manners.
They could give lessons in table manners to some young folks I have seen.
Leadership has improved its table manners, its plumbing, and its God.