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 Shooting Stars,Shop-lifting 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shop.
 
To talk shop. To talk about one’s affairs or business, to illustrate by one’s business, as when Ollipod the apothecary talks of a uniform with rhubarb-coloured facings.   1
 


 Shooting Stars,Shop-lifting 

 
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