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verb (used without object)
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The small talk at the office is work because no one wants to know how you’re really doing.Meet the introverts who are dreading a return to normal|Roxanne Roberts|April 10, 2021|Washington Post
That didn’t necessarily disqualify him from a two-week gig reading pre-written questions and making small talk.TV Is Having a Talking-Head Crisis, From Sharon Osbourne to Dr. Oz to Meghan McCain|Judy Berman|April 8, 2021|Time
What may sound like idle small talk points to a bigger public health challenge.Vaccine brand “comparison shopping” presents a critical public health challenge|Anne Quito|March 31, 2021|Quartz
These small talks are the runways to the eventual “real conversations” about those “deeper and more private feelings.”Carolyn Hax: No time for small talk? That’s building a big wall.|Carolyn Hax|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Instead of my naturally flat facial expression and tone of voice, I would force smiles and voice inflections and concentrate on making appropriate responses to small talk.I’m autistic. I’m hoping I can wear a mask for the rest of my life.|Christine M. Condo|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Something like fluoride, which is too small for normal filters, yanks away that feeling of agency.
And yes, someone has already called Spencer a “Small Fry,” har har.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was seen by a small delegation of star-struck prelates and dignitaries who later described the film as “moving.”Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What celebrity has started to talk about his or her eating disorder?How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Hopefully not overly close, but we talk about it in the episode how similar it is.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Duchess had also a tent for their sick men; so that we had a small town of our own here, and every body employed.
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
He is perplexed and hindered by the lack of soldiers, but is doing his best with his small forces.
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
Before the outlaw can comply with this small request the horn sounds again.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
British Dictionary definitions for small talk
Idioms and Phrases with small talk
Casual or trivial conversation, chitchat, as in We stood around making small talk until the guest of honor arrived. The small in this expression alludes to unimportant subjects of conversation, as opposed to serious or weighty ones. [Mid-1700s]