To discuss in a straightforward manner: “The time has come to talk turkey about our national debt.”
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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
Earlier this week, Huckabee ended his Fox News talk show so he could spend time mulling another bid for the Republican nomination.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile two kids were taken from their mother when she flew back to the UK from Turkey.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Those who come to the Dinner Party are self-selecting; they do want to talk about it.
And is this a mere fantastic talk, or is this a thing that could be done and that ought to be done?The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Our talk ranged from the Panhandle to the Canada line, while our horses jogged steadily southward.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
To talk German was beyond the sweep of my dizziest ambition, but an Italian runner or porter instantly presented himself.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
He can't talk much, though; 'tain't good fur him; his lungs is out er kilter.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
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Speak plainly, get to the point, as in Don't call me until you're ready to talk turkey. This expression allegedly comes from a tale about an Indian and a white man who hunted together and divided the game. When the white man said, “I'll take the turkey and you the buzzard, or you take the buzzard and I the turkey,” the Indian replied, “Talk turkey to me.” Whether or not this tale had a true basis, the term was recorded in its present meaning by about 1840.