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on the table

on the table

Date: Jul 20 2017

Themes: Friend, News, Work


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“That’s when I really felt like, ‘Oh, life has changed here. I don’t know what’s going to happen now. Everything is on the table. The whole world feels very unpredictable.’”

—Comedian Samantha Bee, speaking about her career shift after the election (Hollywood Reporter)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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to be discussed; up for negotiation; change

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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The seasons change. You watch spring turn into a hot, hot summer and then the leaves start to turn brown. As the seasons change, maybe, you start to change. Maybe, you’re going to school. Maybe, you’re graduating. Maybe, you’re going to become a new parent. Life is constant change. Most of the time, it may feel like everything is on the table.

On the table is an expression that means everything is negotiable. It’s like when business men lay their papers on the table so that the terms of a deal can be discussed and worked out. Comedian Samantha Bee experienced a career change after the election. Many found her jokes controversial and very challenging. She felt like she had to stop comedy for a while and everything in her work was on the table.

When did you feel like everything was on the table? How did it end for you?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Well, now that that topic’s on the table, let’s figure out what we’re going to do about it.”

“Graduating is difficult. Your life, friends, and future plans are on the table. And only you can figure it out!”

“Sometimes, it’s better when everything’s on the table. Change can be a positive thing.”


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Whatever can be permanent today, tomorrow might be on the table.

12:49 PM Aug 02 2017 |


ola3Super Member!


Well as long it’s not under the table :)I don’t mind for an open discussion. A little bit shakes you up, but it’s not boring- just different kind of buzz. Looks like the feeling of ‘on the table’ is always present, it depends how intense and strong it is. There should a win-win situation, I think. Gotta be a solution, compromise. It’s a game for brains;)

12:13 AM Jul 21 2017 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

when i hear on the table  i remember a terms that our enemy use against us :all actions on the table :)

07:06 AM Jul 20 2017 |



 oh. When I read the article about “the seasons change”, I want to cry. And then my eyes  were moist. I felt a kind of a pain. Yes, I cannot resist the time. in front of the time, I have no way. At the most of the time, I didn’t feel the passage of the time in the busy time especially after being a mom.

   Several days ago, there was a TV play named “ the first half of my life”. Thought I didn’t watch it , but I saw many comments on it. All it was about a mid-age woman’s destiny.  She had a luxurious life in the first half of her life, but was abandoned by his husband and then, she had nothing at all. Fortunately, she made her very effort once again, and she got her life she wanted at last. I know this is a play, which was a bit of fiction. But , as a mid-age woman, and two children’s mother, I felt I should no live such life which was no hard, no effort, no struggle, no passion. I need try to change something.  So everything was on the table.

     I try to sport, and make body building. I go to work on foot every day. I play the pingpong ball regularly.  why don’t do that?

I work  hard and seriously . I study hard on professional knowledge about my job in every spare time instead of having nothing to do. I study english in order to know more about the world. Increasing my horizons and knowledge.

Oh, how did it end for me? I don’t know. At least, now, I feel good at everything.  It is very different from before. I would think, at least, I ever had tried hard to live without regrets within my limited life.

01:50 AM Jul 20 2017 |

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