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shop·talk

or shop talk  (shŏp′tôk′)
n.
1. Talk or conversation concerning one's work or business.
2. The jargon used in a specific business or field.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shop talk - talk about your business that only others in the same business can understandshop talk - talk about your business that only others in the same business can understand
talk, talking - an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here"
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