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talk shop

to talk about business or work matters at a social event (where such talk is out of place). All right, everyone, we're not here to talk shop. Let's have a good time. Mary and Jane stood by the punch bowl, talking shop.
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talk shop

to talk about work when not working Two New York Yankee pitchers will be there to sign autographs and talk shop with fans.
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talk shop

if people who work together talk shop, they talk about their work when they are not at work Even when they go out in the evening, they just talk shop all the time.
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talk shop

Converse about one's business or profession, as in Whenever John and his dad get together, they talk shop. [Mid-1800s]
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talk shop

To talk about one's work.
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