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English definition of “the negotiating table”

the negotiating table

noun [S]     MEETINGS
a situation or place in which people formally discuss something in order to reach an agreement : across/around/at the negotiating table We were completely unsuccessful at the negotiating table . Unions are trying to get all parties back to the negotiating table as rapidly as possible .
(Definition of the negotiating table noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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