table (something)

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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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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.
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State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul fully endorsed the idea to table the legislation on regulating vehicular emissions and directed the Director Generals of Environment Wing and Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) to make the lists of experts and relevant stakeholders for consultations to be made on the bill.
State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul fully endorsed the idea to table the legislation on regulating vehicular emissions and directed the Environment Wing and Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) director generals to make the lists of experts and relevant stakeholders for consultations to be made on the bill.
'We will now table the legislation in the parliament after cabinet approval,' the officer said.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that we will table the legislation in the parliament and we will hold debate on the national issues.
Now, the ethics committee plans to table the legislation to the House plenum before the summer recess.
Valcourt left the room after addressing the youth having said he might not even table the legislation at all, shelving the bill if consultation determines it fails the smell test.
Unfortunately, committee members voted 3-2 to table the legislation. Kopplin says he'll try again next year.
In a packed Judiciary Committee hearing room, Congressman George Gekas (R-Pa.) made the motion to table the legislation. "The concept of racial preferences, set-asides, and quotas clash with the foundation on which our country was built.