To discuss work, especially of a technical, jargon - filled nature.
At the party I met someone else who studies what I do and we spent the whole night talking shop and drove everyone else away.
by hemisphere July 2, 2007
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talking about work outside of work
I met Jane from the office last night to catch up on the gossip but we ended up just talking shop
by Evanna June 26, 2007
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(n.) a place where discussion is all that happens, and nothing actually comes out of it. The origin is the League of Nations, precursor to the United nations. The League had no armed forces, and no decisions could be enforced.
The United Nations is becoming a talking shop.
by Kung-Fu Jesus May 8, 2004
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To talk about sex: including ones experiences, partners, anatomy, ect.
"Dana and I were just sitting around talking shop for a few hours last night."
by MarieA August 18, 2005
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Revealing preferences of a personal nature (sexual fetishes, for example) or other deep, dark secrets in conversation with a relative acquaintance.
I just met Bob the other day, but last night we were already talking shop.
by the Rastafarian Accountant August 2, 2005
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When two or more people discuss a common interest, job, or hobby.
The prostitutes arranged a meeting with each other after a long day at work to relax and talk shop.
by shleetle January 29, 2008
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Talking about inconsequential things. The most basic of conversation.
"That guy is so vapid, the chat was total shop talk"
"Don't ask me how the weather is, I hate shop talk"
"Our conversation was like the shop talk of sedated housewives"
by valeskakwiatkowski October 13, 2009
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