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water coolernoun [C]

(also water-cooler, watercooler) uk   us   WORKPLACE
a machine that supplies cool water for drinking, usually in an office or other public place: You can add almost a quarter of a mile to your daily walking schedule simply going from desk to water cooler.

water cooleradjective [before noun]

(also water-cooler, watercooler) uk   us   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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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