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bring (something) to the table

To provide or offer a useful skill or attribute. He brings years of leadership experience to the table.
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This is why we encourage collaborations, because small firms have a great deal of value that they bring to the table."
Advocates found themselves talking about HIV disease with anyone that the Councilmember Edwards could bring to the table ...
We also bring to the table deep understanding of the applications your products are developed to support.
In his homeland, however, he is best known for his ability to bring to the table all the various factions of Irish politics.
What would Pete bring to the table, leave on the table, or take from the table?
What we can bring to the table is, we can turn all our information into one name space and, on the backend, our technology will spit all of the pieces of information out and put them in different repositories.
But in fact, there is much we can bring to the table. The nature of our jobs as CEOs is conflict resolution, creative thinking and finding solutions to tough problems.
"Now that he is the Commonwealth champion he has something extra to bring to the table."
Being an actor and director and dabbling in politics do not imbue you with the powers of persuasion that a full-time historian and thinker can bring to the table.
An interesting distinction between this new breed of players and India's early outsourcing players is the domain focus that companies such as WNS (airlines) and ICICI OneSource (financial services) bring to the table. Recognizing that an initial entry into India is likely to involve relatively simple, low-risk transaction processing, IT-based players may very well benefit from a relationship advantage.
He also reaffirmed the board's commitment to international issues and activities and pledged financing where possible, but he stressed the need for international members to bring to the table issues, ideas, and knowledge for the betterment of the RIM profession as a whole.
BIBR: What was Spike able to bring to the table flint you might not have?
Zuckerman credits the success of Culinary Arts and Cafe Linden to the teamwork and legitimate feeling of goodwill that staff bring to the table. "Everyone wants the program to work," she says.
Whether the issue is promoting more people-of-color leaders in our movement, whether it is working harder to be inclusive of bisexual and transgendered people, whether it is better recognizing the qualities that queer youth bring to the table, or whether it is recognizing our elders as leaders and not icons, we must model the very essence of transformed politics.