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the dinner table

noun [S] uk   us  
the table at which the main meal of the day is served, or the occasion when this meal is served: They sat round the dinner table, arguing about politics. No reading at the dinner table! We usually talk about the day's events over the dinner table.
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Translations of “the dinner table”
in Chinese (Traditional) 餐桌, 正餐時間…
in Chinese (Simplified) 餐桌, 正餐时间…
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