water cooler talk

Idiom

water cooler talk

Definition

An idiom used to refer to casual conversations between employees or colleagues.

Examples

Did you hear about Bill getting a promotion?

What did you think of last night’s game?

Do you have any plans for the weekend?

Origin

The origin of this expression is believed to come from the 1950s, when water coolers were first introduced to office settings.

FAQs

What is ‘water cooler talk’

An idiom used to refer to casual conversations between employees or colleagues.

Where does this expression come from?

The origin of this expression is believed to come from the 1950s, when water coolers were first introduced to office settings.