English version

table manners

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtable mannersˈtable ˌmanners noun [plural]  POLITEthe way in which someone eats their food – used when considering how socially acceptable it is Their children have very good table manners.
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table mannersSince dress, gait and table manners instantly distinguish social rank, all over the world, why not speech as well?Good table manners, I submit, are largely overrated.Perdita thought, to take an example at random, that things like table manners were a stupid and repressive idea.Are they conventional rules that we learn as we learn, say, table manners?Their table manners perfectly reflect the slovenly appearance.
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