After a few minutes of small talk, Thierry whips out a few glasses and bottles.
I joined them at the table for a three-course meal, and tried to ease into a semblance of small talk.
It was small talk, but something about the way Robin looked at me made it feel like he truly cared.
The new prime minister, of course, is no Gordon Brown—a dour Scot with no gift for small talk.
Mohammed was an adept and relentless networker with a gift for small talk and instant familiarity.
This sort of small talk has nothing instructive in it, and yet it may be useful in its place.
"Your idea of small talk is rather peculiar," was Iver's dry comment.
Never before were there so many notabilities assembled at Nice—never was there so much gossip, so much cancan and small talk.
His stream of small talk seemed to have been cut off at the main.
She kept up a running accompaniment of small talk to the music.