jolly (someone) along

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jolly (someone) along

To encourage someone (to do something), especially in a positive, cheerful manner. I was getting disheartened writing my first novel, but my husband jollied me along to finish it.
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His constant tiredness is almost certainly a symptom of this and rather than trying to jolly him along you need to get him to a doctor.
I am used to him coming in and telling me this kind of news and I have discovered that if I just jolly him along and wait it out, by the time we get back out to the field with all the tools of the calf pulling trade (and if any of you are pregnant, you don't want to know the finer details of what they are), that the cow will have successfully done the job all by herself.