water cooler

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  • n.饮水机;【新闻传媒】指办公室里人们可以放松闲谈的场所
  • Web水冷却器;饮水冷却器;水冷器
Plural Form:water coolers  
water cooler
n.
1.
饮水冷却器a machine, for example in an office, that cools water and supplies it for drinking
2.
职员聊天处(饮水冷却器附近等的办公室人员闲谈处)used when referring to a place where office workers talk in an informal way, for example near the water cooler
It was a story they'd shared around the water cooler.
这件事成为他们工作之余闲聊的谈资。

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