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noun & verbinformal
- another term for confab
- ‘Here's hoping that, at Saturday's conflab, someone asks about the unsettling phenomenon of another one settling in at the West Wing.’
- ‘The controversial decision came only minutes after the referee allegedly had a half time conflab with the Barcelona Chief.’
- ‘Local speakers were seen in deep conflab as to who wasn't going to write this up for the publication.’
- ‘So, bedtime for me, Ron called earlier and said we would have a video conflab but he had to go out and we never did get it sorted.’
- ‘What a pathetic spectacle it all made, and I wouldn't be surprised if Chris still hugs himself with pleasure in moments of stress at the thought of those cosy conflabs with his new found friend!’
Late 19th century: alteration.
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