"It's just not an important enough matter to talk over," he said.
Then for three weeks he waited in dread suspense; until at last came a letter asking him to call and talk over his proposition.
Mme. de Langrune and I will have plenty of memories to talk over.
Nora made no reply; for she could not talk over Roland's troubles with Mr. Archer, who always patronized "Graeme."
They had lost the valuable time through their talk over the letter.
Yes; he will have to talk over all these things with you; but not for some days, of course, for he is very weak and low.
And now there was no end to all they had to talk over together and to tell each other.
He remained with her for a time, then he sought Sir Nathaniel in order to talk over the matter with him.
"We still have to talk over this matter of rebuilding the dike," he said.
Harry and I have nothing more of any consequence to talk over.
early 13c., talken, probably a diminutive or frequentative form related to Middle English tale "story," ultimately from the same source as tale (cf. hark from hear, stalk from steal) and replacing that word as a verb. East Frisian has talken "to talk, chatter, whisper." Related: Talked; talking.
To talk shop is from 1854. To talk turkey is from 1824, supposedly from an elaborate joke about a swindled Indian. To talk back "answer impudently or rudely" is from 1869. Phrase talking head is by 1966 in the jargon of television production, "an in-tight closeup of a human head talking on television." In reference to a person who habitually appears on television in talking-head shots (usually a news anchor), by 1970. The phrase is used earlier, in reference to the well-known magic trick (e.g. Senior Wences talking head-in-the-box trick on the "Ed Sullivan Show"), and to actual talking heads in mythology around the world (e.g. Orpheus, Bran).
late 15c., "speech, discourse, conversation," from talk (v.). Meaning "informal lecture or address" is from 1859. Talk of the town first recorded 1620s. Talk show first recorded 1965; talk radio is from 1985.