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    Expressions with table

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    Expressions with table

    مُساهمة  مصطفى منصور في الثلاثاء مارس 09, 2010 5:47 pm

    There are a number of expressions in English with the word table. Take the time to understand the meaning and use of each one. You’re sure to hear or read one of them in the near future.


    • Bring (something) to the table = to add value to the group; to contribute something that benefits the group, especially in a work setting
    Usage: What does (s/he) bring to the table? – S/he brings a lot to the table.

    • Lay your cards on the table = to be completely truthful about your plans, thoughts, or position
    Usage: lay all your cards on the table, put (all) your cards on the table

    • Pay (someone) under the table = to pay someone secretly or unofficially, usually because it’s illegal
    Usage: pay someone under the table, be paid under the table, get paid under the table

    • Set the table = to place dishes and utensils on a table in preparation for a meal

    • Turn the tables on (someone) = to cause a change of positions or a reversal of roles

    • Wait tables = to work as a waiter/ waitress; to serve tables as one’s job
    Usage: wait tables OR wait on tables

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