Idioms

Origin of shop

1250–1300; Middle English shoppe (noun), Old English sceoppa booth; akin to scypen stall, shippon, German Schopf lean-to, Schuppen shed
Related formsin·ter·shop, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for talk shop

shop

/ (ʃɒp) /

noun

verb shops, shopping or shopped

(intr often foll by for) to visit a shop or shops in search of (goods) with the intention of buying them
(tr) slang, mainly British to inform on or betray, esp to the police

Word Origin for shop

Old English sceoppa stall, booth; related to Old High German scopf shed, Middle Dutch schoppe stall
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Idioms and Phrases with talk shop (1 of 2)

talk shop


Converse about one's business or profession, as in Whenever John and his dad get together, they talk shop. [Mid-1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with talk shop (2 of 2)

shop


In addition to the idiom beginning with shop

  • shop around

also see:

  • bull in a china shop
  • close up (shop)
  • set up (shop)
  • shut up (shop)
  • talk shop
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