on the table
Up for discussion, as in There are two new proposals on the table. [Mid-1600s]
Postponed or put aside for later consideration, as in When they adjourned, three items were put on the table until the next meeting. [First half of 1700s] The table in both idioms is a figurative conference table. Also see lay one's cards on the table.
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How to use on the table in a sentence
Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
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You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Old Mrs. Wurzel and the buxom but not too well-favoured heiress of the house of Grains were at the head of the table.
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
There were at least a dozen ladies seated round the big table at the Parsonage.
Miss Smith immediately rises from the table, puts up her dear little mouth to her papa to be kissed.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")