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Please, could you explain the following expression in bold to me?
Friends at work:´friends who interact together over work or socially at work, but who are......
I understand interact and together, but what interact over means I do not know...
Thank you very much. K.
Where did you read this?
We might use the expression, "Let's talk about it over lunch."
In your quote, the writer is differentiating between interacting whilst actually working on some project as part of their job; and interacting socially (such as in the lunch room) with others employed at that company, but with whom the person doesn't come into contact with as part of his job.
To do this, and identify them separately, he has tried to use the expression above, and change it into 'over work'. It sounds most odd.
'interact' in this sentence means to mix with and communicate with. Hence, in 'interact together' , 'together' is redundant.
'discuss' has the sense of a serious conversation about an issue. One can 'interact' at a party just chit-chatting generally.
thank you VERY MUCH for your explanation..To be honest I had to read it a few times to understand what the writer wanted to say...
I have heard the expression "Let's talk about it over lunch", but I would never have guessed that it is linked with ´my ´quote.
I read it in The Cambridge CAE Course /self-study student´s book.
On page 185. Unit 14 working Relationships. Listed source ´All This and Work too).
THANKS for your help. Katerina