talk shop


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

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How to use talk shop in a sentence

  • I'd found out that the best way to keep Effie's talk shop runnin' was to agree with her.

    The Depot Master | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • We did not talk shop all the time; the "green Englishwomen" were put through a severe catechism on Canadian as it is spoken.

    Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan | Frances Halton Eva Hasell
  • "Oh, by all means talk shop," begged Danes, as he slipped into a chair at one side of the table.

    The Young Engineers in Arizona | H. Irving Hancock