Found 1 items, similar to To talk shop.
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Definition: To talk shop
, n. [OE. shoppe, schoppe, AS. sceoppa a treasury, a
storehouse, stall, booth; akin to scypen a shed, LG. schup a
shed, G. schoppen, schuppen, a shed, a coachhouse, OHG.
1. A building or an apartment in which goods, wares, drugs,
etc., are sold by retail.
From shop to shop
Wandering, and littering with unfolded silks
The polished counter. --Cowper.
2. A building in which mechanics or artisans work; as, a shoe
shop; a car shop.
A tailor called me in his shop. --Shak.
3. A person's occupation, business, profession, or the like,
as a subject of attention, interest, conversation, etc.;
-- sometimes in deprecation or disapproval; as, to talk
shop at a party. Also used attributively, as in shop talk.
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
4. A place where any industry is carried on; as, a chemist's
shop; also, (Slang), any of the various places of business
which are commonly called offices, as of a lawyer, doctor,
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
5. Any place of resort, as one's house, a restaurant, etc.
[Slang, Chiefly Eng.]
6. the group of workers and the activities controlled by an
administrator; as, to have five people in one's shop.
Note: Shop is often used adjectively or in composition; as,
shop rent, or shop-rent; shop thief, or shop-thief;
shop window, or shop-window, etc.
To smell of the shop
, to indicate too distinctively one's
occupation or profession.
To talk shop
, to make one's business the topic of social
conversation; also, to use the phrases peculiar to one's
Syn: Store; warehouse. See Store