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English definition of “water cooler”

water cooler

adjective [before noun] (also water-cooler, watercooler)
 
 
WORKPLACE
used to describe something that many people talk about at work, for example when they stop work to drink something: water-cooler conversation/discussion/talk The company raked in $260 million in profit, and fueled countless water-cooler conversations. The shocking interview provided one of those water cooler moments that everyone was talking about the next day.
(Definition of water cooler adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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