talkin

now we're talking

That is what I wanted to hear; that's a good idea or a good plan, especially compared to previous suggestions. A: "We could just have some sandwiches for dinner." B: "Meh." A: "Or we could try that new Thai place." B: "Oh yeah, now we're talking!" A: "I've reconsidered, and I'm going to come on the road trip with you guys." B: "All right, now we're talking! You better pack, because we're leaving in 15!"
See also: now, talk

now you're talking

That is what I wanted to hear; that's a good idea or a good plan, especially compared to previous suggestions. A: "We could just have some sandwiches for dinner." B: "Meh." A: "Or we could try that new Thai place." B: "Oh yeah, now you're talking!" A: "I've reconsidered—I want to come on the road trip with you guys." B: "All right, now you're talking! You better pack, because we're leaving in 15!"
See also: now, talk
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now you're talking

Good for you, you're saying the right thing, as in You've decided to enter the contest? Now you're talking! [Mid-1800s]
See also: now, talk
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ˈnow you’re talking

(spoken) used for showing interest and enthusiasm about something just said, for example a good suggestion: ‘Why don’t we go to Paris for the weekend?’ ‘Now you’re talking!’
See also: now, talk
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They got to talkin' 'bout school, for mother has summer-boarded a lot o' the schoolmarms, an' likes 'em.
Mother was talkin' with her after prayer meetin' the other night.
"You don't know what you're talkin' about." Sarah paused to laugh in mirthless discordance.
I'd be glad to ha' ye wi' me to speak to i' th' night, for ye've got a nice way o' talkin'.
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"Well, den, dey ain't no sense in a cat talkin' like a man.
Him an' her used to go in an' shut th' door an' stay there hours an' hours, readin' and talkin'.
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One lag intervi w to use it in talkin during a jail visit felt angry.
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Coale, partner at Talkin & Oh LLP in Ellicott City, was elected to the board of trustees for the Maryland Science Center.
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It was listed by Amy Williamson of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty and sold by Daniel Gale's Rosemary Talkin.