We just want to share unlimited Bloody Marys and talk shop with two of the coolest women in show business.
Tina Brown, Arianna Huffington, Jezebel's Anna Holmes, MTV's Judy McGrath and ABC's Deborah Roberts talk shop.
The Theater Wing is guaranteed 60 seconds where they get to talk shop.
Like every keen motorist, he could “talk shop” at all times.
I can talk shop with you without either shocking or nauseating you.
I suppose we are most of us a little inclined to talk shop, as it is called.
And I do, from being so much with daddy in the office and hearing him talk shop.
Joe did not care to "talk shop," but somehow or other, he could not keep away from the subject that was nearest his heart.
They are bishops who talk shop to me before they are my friends, not afterwards.
The literalist, observing that most people talk shop, takes it for granted that they like to talk shop.
c.1300, "booth or shed for trade or work," perhaps from Old English scoppa, a rare word of uncertain meaning, apparently related to scypen "cowshed," from Proto-Germanic *skoppan "small additional structure" (cf. Old High German scopf "building without walls, porch," German dialectal Scopf "porch, cart-shed, barn," German Schuppen "a shed"), from root *skupp-. Or the Middle English word was acquired from Old French eschoppe "booth, stall" (Modern French échoppe), which is a Germanic loan-word from the same root.
Meaning "building or room set aside for sale of merchandise" is from mid-14c. Meaning "schoolroom equipped for teaching vocational arts" is from 1914, American English. Sense of "matters pertaining to one's trade" is from 1814 (as in talk shop (v.), 1860).
1680s, "to bring something to a shop, to expose for sale," from shop (n.). The meaning "to visit shops for the purpose of examining or purchasing goods" is first attested 1764. Related: Shopped; shopping. Shop around is from 1922. Shopping cart is recorded from 1956; shopping list first attested 1913; transferred and figurative use is from 1959.
To discuss work or business rather than have social conversation (1854+)