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talking shop

noun
  1. informal a group or committee that has discussions that never result in action
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Historical Examples of talking shop

  • They denounce the House as the Talking-Shop, and complain that it wastes time in wordy mazes.

    What's Wrong With The World

    G.K. Chesterton