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Origin of water cooler
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Example sentences from the Web for water cooler
If 2014 was any indication, the coming TV schedule is sure to be filled with plenty of water-cooler shows.
It often reads like water-cooler conversation or, worse, like a Larry King interview.The Obligation to be Interesting: James Wolcott’s “Critical Mass”|William Giraldi|October 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On a self-promotional level, they know such stories are water-cooler material and magnets for traffic.The Media Fantasize About Ben Affleck Vying for John Kerry’s Seat|Lauren Ashburn|December 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As for ordinary folks, water-cooler talk tends to revolve around a memorable line or telling anecdote.
The water-cooler was left empty, and the incubator was in a state of dampness alarming to behold.
It comprised a cheerless waiting-room, with a stove, bench and water-cooler for furniture, and a little ticket office at one end.Chasing an Iron Horse|Edward Robins
"That's good," said Mary Turner, as she went to the water-cooler.Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's|Laura Lee Hope
After a copious raid on the water-cooler, Theodora returned, feeling a little bloated, but much more composed and natural.Atlantic Narratives|Mary Antin
He arose to his feet and walked out of the room into the hallway of the building, where in one corner there was a water-cooler.Dave Porter and His Double|Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for water cooler
- indicating the kind of informal conversation among office staff that takes place at such a dispenserwater-cooler conversations
- indicating an event, television programme, etc, sufficiently controversial or otherwise noteworthy to provide subject matter for such conversationswater-cooler television; a water-cooler moment