I was in a department meeting when a visiting speaker said, “I mean, that’s what’s you expect. It’s table steaks.”
Then she went on, but I was still hung up in this new phrase. Table steaks? Like ... table wine? Kind of a lower-grade steak you get a restaurant, not a fine steak/wine, but a table steak/wine?
And OF COURSE I had to go into the department group chat and say, “Did she just say table steaks? What does that mean?”
Of course, it’s some poker reference. Table stakes. I suppose it’s the expected ante or something? I don’t know. All I know is that add this to the Oregon Trail references and 1) I don’t know what anyone is saying at work anymore and 2) I have heard it used twice now in two days.
I’m going to quietly post this photo in the chat every time I hear it from now on.