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talking shop

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtalking shopˈtalking shop noun [singular] British English  a committee, group etc whose job is to discuss and solve problems, but who do not achieve any action
Examples from the Corpus
talking shopParliament is a talking shop where members seek to influence others by debate.The Commonwealth is simply a talking shop.At the moment the annual summit is little more than an expensive talking shop.
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