table a motion

table (something)

To delay, postpone, or suspend something for future consideration or discussion. The legislature agreed to table the motion for another day. I'd rather table the issue until we have some more concrete information.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

table a motion

to postpone the discussion of something during a meeting. Mary suggested that they should table the motion. The motion for a new policy was tabled until the next meeting.
See also: motion, table
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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