On the Tapis

“On the table cloth, under discussion or consideration” (228). Notice how the meaning of the term “to table” a matter changes as it crosses the Atlantic. In England when you table a matter you bring it up for discussion. In the States when you table it you postpone discussion.

Pronunciation: 
tah-PEE
Context: 
It’s still on the <em>tapis</em>
Opera: 
Act: 
Act II