talking shop

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talking shop

n
informal a group or committee that has discussions that never result in action
References in classic literature ?
For Martin did not see why a man should not talk shop.
Men earning their bread in any very specialized occupation will talk shop, not only because it is the most vital interest of their lives but also because they have not much knowledge of other subjects.
But," he added, giving himself a shake, and turning round gaily, "I did not come here to talk shop.