the negotiating table
Definition of 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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to confer with another so as to arrive at the settlement of some matter
: to deal with (some matter or affair that requires ability for its successful handling) : manage
: to arrange for or bring about through conference, discussion, and compromise
: one of the two leaves of a backgammon board or either half of a leaf
: to enter in a table
: to place on the agenda
: to remove (something, such as a parliamentary motion) from consideration indefinitely
: suitable for a table or for use at a table
: suitable for serving at a table
: proper for conduct at a table
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