lay (something) on the table

lay (something) on the table

To offer or introduce something for general discussion or consideration. The company has laid the policy change on the table for customers to consider before continuing with the service. I'm just going to lay my feelings on the table at dinner—hopefully she feels the same way I do!
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lay something on the table

1 make something known so that it can be freely and sensibly discussed. 2 postpone something indefinitely. chiefly US
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