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Princeton's WordNet

  1. negotiable, on the tableadjective

    able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise

    "negotiable demands"; "the proposal is still on the table"


  1. on the table

    "On the table" is an idiomatic expression in English. 1) In a general sense, it refers to something in a position of open consideration or discussion. Particularly, it's often used in meetings or negotiations, where if an issue or proposal is "on the table", it means that it's being openly discussed and considered. 2) It can also be used more literally to refer to something physically positioned on the surface of a table. 3) In card games, "on the table" refers to the cards that are displayed openly for all players to see.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of on the table in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of on the table in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of on the table in a Sentence

  1. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.

  2. Hans Joerg Schelling:

    For me as new finance minister it was a matter of getting clarity and having facts and figures on the table that were as clean as possible to be able to make decisions, now they are there and even if the number is dramatic I am happy that facts and figures are on the table and no one is trying to get back into the fog zone.

  3. Lord Acton:

    Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.

  4. Unknown:

    How to win a case in court: If the law is on your side, pound on the law; if the facts are on your side, pound on the facts; if neither is on your side, pound on the table.

  5. De Beers spokesman Tom Ormsby:

    Any time these scenarios come forward, where the cycle is challenging, everything's on the table and everything's looked at including the option of what would we do if we had to go into any kind of a care and maintenance or closure situation, nothing's off the table.

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