table talk

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table talk

The conversation that takes place during a meal. Once politics and religion enter table talk, it's time to finish the meal as quickly as possible. Why is my love life always the topic of table talk?
See also: table, talk
References in classic literature ?
Wakem were on friendly dining terms, and the attorney liked to predominate over a ship-owner and mill-owner who was a little too loud in the town affairs as well as in his table-talk.
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MARK: There was some table-talk at lunch, but I didn't get to the HDD presentation.
When small countries start committing economic suicide and mass murder, and roll their tanks, all the West can think of after the failure of table-talk in satin chairs is to launch their bombers.
The amusing, though often unkind, conversations held at his breakfast and dinner parties were recorded by Alexander Dyce and published as Recollections of the Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers (1856).
The contemporary example of Hazlitt's book of essays Table-Talk would not have been a recommendation to Coleridge; but he knew and annotated the Table Talk of the scholar John Selden (1689) and admired 'inordinately' the Colloquia Mensalia of Luther.
Whitcher, born in Whitesboro, New York, published a series of popular sketches called The Widow Bedott's Table-Talk in the Saturday Gazette and Lady's Literary Museum (1846-50).