bring to the table

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bring to the table (third-person singular simple present brings to the table, present participle bringing to the table, simple past and past participle brought to the table)

  1. (idiomatic, transitive) To contribute (something) to a group effort or discussion.
    • 2017 April 1, Ruth Huntman, quoting Chaka Khan, “Chaka Khan: ‘A man needs to bring something big to the table’”, in The Guardian[1]:
      I don’t have time for a man unless he can bring something big to the table, like a huge amount of money.