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Finally, they consume the meal while making pleasant small talk in front of an Instagram-y backdrop meant to evoke Tulum, or a retro diner, or, more abstractly, Lucky Charms cereal.The Surprisingly Complicated Pleasures of Cooking With Paris|Judy Berman|August 4, 2021|Time
This could be through presentations or small talk where people will be a bit rusty.‘It will be draining to build new routines’: Rusty interpersonal skills need addressing for office returns|Jessica Davies|July 26, 2021|Digiday
We love small talk, and finding connections to people we try to hire like where they are from.
“I really appreciated how she was also capable of moving past small talk pretty quickly,” said Dan.Date Lab: He doesn’t like small talk. They discussed morality and the Iran nuclear deal.|Jessica M. Goldstein|June 3, 2021|Washington Post
To this end, I pick up trash on sidewalks and make a point of making small talk with people I meet while running errands.With airline altercations on the rise, a guide to best practices for bystanders|Tanya Ward Goodman|May 20, 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
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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]