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Table It!

Posted by Randy Schultz on August 06, 2000

In Reply to: Table It! posted by Bruce Kahl on August 06, 2000

: I am wondering if anyone knows what the phrase "table that thought" means....

: Just a guess, but it may mean to put or remove on or into a timetable for future discussion or reference.

: Main Entry: 2table
: Function: transitive verb
: Inflected Form(s): ta·bled; ta·bling /-b(&-)li[ng]/
: Date: 15th century
: 1 : to enter in a table
: 2 a British : to place on the agenda b : to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration indefinitely c : to put on a table.

'Table that thought' means to present that thought/idea for discussion amongst the group/at the meeting/in the chat room etc. etc. It's a phrase now used by some in place of the more understandable "present your idea".

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