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1. Does 'off the table' mean beyond consideration?
2. Is it OK to say, "the question is off the table" to mean "the question is impossible to occur therefore people don't care about it" or "the question doesn't make sense therefore people don't care about answering it"?
3. "We will take no options off the table to achieve that goal."
Does the quote mean 'we will take any possible steps to achieve the goal'?
One definition might confuse people.
on the table - American English, an offer, idea etc that is on the table is no longer being considered at the moment, but will be dealt with in the future. (from Longman dictionary)
Thus, 'the question is on the table' could mean 'the question is no longer being considered or discussed for the time being. Agree?
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