To say that something is "on the table" means that said object is being used as a bargaining chip during negotiations. Used frequently during governmental budget negotiations as a political sacrifice.
Congressional Republicans, in their lust for lower taxes for the wealthy, let it be known that all social safety net programs are on the table.
di rich rick 19 luglio 2011
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a position of visibility or legitimacy
when your married booty partner intrduces you to the spouse as a "friend", s/he has put you on the table.
di moesha1 08 agosto 2006