What is the meaning of the expression “We can table this”?
Here's an example snippet for some context.
Ann had an idea. We tabled her idea.
In the UK this means "We put this idea on an agenda so it could be discussed". In the US this seems to mean "We didn't have time, so we didn't put it on an agenda now. We might sometime in the future."
These are different (sometimes opposite!) meanings.
What's the etymology of these usages for each country?