feast of reason

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feast of reason

An intellectual or scholarly discussion. The phrase comes from 18th-century poet Alexander Pope. Oh, I left because the feast of reason that's going on in there started to bore me.
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feast of reason

intellectual talk.
This expression comes from the poet Alexander Pope's description of congenial conversation in Imitations of Horace: ‘The feast of reason and the flow of soul’.
See also: feast, of, reason