- For Teachers
What does it mean when somebody says to you -"put a pin in that".
A man was talking about something and a woman said to him -"I'm sorry, just put the pin in that" and she started talking about something else.
Does it mean shut up or you'll tell me later or...?
Could be modern phraseology for 'pin that one on the board and we'll discuss it later'.
Not reached Northampton yet though!
Mordant's got it.
And if it's worthy of discussion we table it.
But in AmE (correct me if I'm wrong) if something's tabled it's what we in BE would call 'shelved' - reserved for discussion at a later date.