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come to the table

To meet in order to negotiate or discuss how to resolve a particular issue or situation. If we can just get both sides to come to the table, I really think we can get them to agree to a contract.
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But her coming to the table had something amusing in it.
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"Last year would have been the biggest one yet; this year will be much bigger with many more communities coming to the table."
The starters keep coming to the table unless diners put up the flag that says 'I Give Up' upside down.
Beijing, however, has shown little interest in coming to the table, or lowering its guard and opening its doors to the West just as the West has done for China.
"As we try to determine whether North Korea is serious about moving in a positive and productive direction, it is also fair to ask whether the North Korean leader may be coming to the table out of sense of vulnerability," he said during the second session of the forum at The Shilla Hotel, Seoul, in Jangchung-dong.
I applaud stakeholders for coming to the table with constructive feedback.
"The North Koreans are coming to the table despite the United States making zero concessions and, in close coordination with our allies, we have consistently increased the pressure on the Kim regime," Pence said in a statement released by the Office of the Vice President.
"It comes down to building trust between unions and administrators, and coming to the table focusing on students and making education better," he says.
"We are going to have to rely on people coming to the table and producing a real top performance because anything other than a top performance will leave us falling short.
As of now they're not coming to the table, but they ask for aid.
As of now, they're not coming to the table but they asked for aid.
"He is coming to the table focused on taking our client's success to the next level.
If you are a responsible, 21st Century employer then you have got nothing to fear from coming to the table with us."