talk shop meaning?

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What is the meaning of "to talk shop" idiom?
asked Jan 15, 2015 in Business by Hewlitt

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Idiom Scenario 1:

Henry and Pamela have invited their friend Ryan over for supper.  As the three are eating, Henry and Ryan begin to talk about their work as TV producers.  Pamela interrupts their conversation to say ...
"C'mon guys.  You can talk shop after supper."
Henry and Ryan agree that they can talk about their work after supper.  They know that Pamela really does not want to talk about the men's work.

answered Jan 15, 2015 by Dubhloach
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Idiom Definition:

"to talk shop"
to talk about something you are interested in with another person who is interested in the same thing
boring, chat, chatter, chitchat, confabulation, converse, dialogue, discussion, jargon, job, occupation, palaver, peculiar, specific, talk, work
These two fellows are talking shop. - - - - ->  two men are talking together animatedly.  captions appear over their heads alternating back and forth.  pictures of various tools appear in the captions.

answered Jan 15, 2015 by hello_nfriends
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Idiom Scenario 2:

Patricia and Nancy are talking on the telephone during their coffee breaks ...
Patricia:  "Have you heard about the big clothing sale at the mall this weekend?"
Nancy:     "No.  Do tell!"
Patricia:  "All the latest styles will be there and there  is supposed to be big discounts."
Nancy:     "Let's get together for lunch and talk shop."
The two women will meet for lunch and discuss their common interest in fashion and clothing.
answered Jan 15, 2015 by foreveronelove_bvh08
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Idiom Usage:

This idiom is often used to relate the idea that people will be talking about their work.
answered Jan 15, 2015 by Feidhlim
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Talking shop can be boring for others who are not interested.
answered Jan 15, 2015 by Balldwin
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Idiom Conjugations:

answered Jan 15, 2015 by valley_22p
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