the negotiating table


used to say that people are having formal discussions in order to reach an agreement
The two sides in this dispute have returned to the negotiating table.
They came to an agreement at the negotiating table.

Examples of the negotiating table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Republicans at the negotiating table with White House officials successfully turned provisions to fund the Department of Homeland Security into a broader fight about immigration policy. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2024 France later blocked this directive as EU members went back to the negotiating table. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 14 Mar. 2024 New battle lines are being drawn, but some states urged everyone to come back to the negotiating table to hash out a compromise all seven states could agree on, and the federal government will eventually approve. Ella Nilsen, CNN, 6 Mar. 2024 After the Super Bowl, Jones and the Chiefs will be back at the negotiating table. Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star, 9 Feb. 2024 The vote came in retaliation against Johnson’s spending agreement as hard-line conservatives push the speaker to go back to the negotiating table for further cuts. Cami Mondeaux, Washington Examiner, 11 Jan. 2024 But, the same cricket rights which may have brought Disney to the negotiating table may be a sticking point in the merger process. Patrick Frater, Variety, 4 Jan. 2024 Suddenly, a topic that had not been anywhere near the negotiating table became a cause célèbre when Biden announced that Beijing had agreed to send over two more pandas to take up residence in San Diego. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 24 Dec. 2023 Earlier on Monday, White House’s spokesperson John Kirby had said Maduro had until April to return to the negotiating table and commit to what was agreed last year, including holding free elections where all candidates are allowed to run, or sanctions could be reimposed. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 30 Jan. 2024

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“The negotiating table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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