Definition of talk shop in English:

talk shop


  • Discuss matters concerning one's work, especially at a social occasion when this is inappropriate.

    ‘he and his fellow workers would incessantly talk shop in the village pub’
    • ‘The rest of the cast talks shop in between looking concerned or angry.’
    • ‘Wright and Goldschmidt were known to be on good terms and undoubtedly talked shop often.’
    • ‘A marketing girl and her colleague talked shop for a while, discussing the approach to the market research, questions about breakfast cereals, etc.’
    • ‘In the first instance, I took over and talked shop with the club guy.’
    • ‘We talked shop with Larry Hughes for a minute.’
    • ‘They talked shop and brought me up to speed on their office politics.’
    • ‘Hundreds of show-goers mingled and talked shop before heading out into the early spring evening.’
    • ‘We talked shop for a few minutes before she got in a call to her people and sorted out the limo situation.’
    • ‘Chart topper Juliette Turner talked shop with Dawn Kenny who is the supporting act for her performance on Monday 5th August.’
    • ‘Sitting around the table in the pub, we discussed things, caught up with each other, talked shop and threw around a few jokes.’