Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

bring to the (team/table)

bring to the teambring to the table
Meaning(s)
1) provide something of benefit such as a skill or attribute
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • bring a skill/attribute/talent to the table/team
  • Analysis

    The expression to 'bring something to the team' or to 'bring something to the table', means to contribute a useful attribute, skill or knowledge to a group or company. When you talk about what you 'can bring to the table' or 'bring to the team' you are highlighting the skills and talents that would make you a valuable addition to the group or team.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Kate has been working in the industry for 20 years. She brings a wealth of experience to the table.
    2. It's a shame to see Eddie leave the company. With his personality and skill set, he really brought a lot to the team.
    3. In a job interview, you will likely be asked why you think you should be hired. So it's important to think about what you can bring to the table.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I hope Maria will join the book club she has a background in literature that would be great to bring to the table.
    2. Paul doesn't bring much to the team in terms of his skill but his attitude and enthusiasm are infectious.
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