jolly (someone) into (doing) (something)

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jolly (someone) into (doing) (something)

To persuade or encourage someone to do something, especially in a positive, cheerful manner. I was getting disheartened writing my first novel, but my husband jollied me into finishing it. I'd been feeling pretty low after my breakup with Tina, so I'm glad my friends jollied me into a weekend away in Los Vegas.
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Or perhaps it was the ghosts of Barbara Woodhouse and Desmond Morris coming to haunt Martin as he tried doggedly to turn an ITV jolly into something more than just a point-and-gawp tourist experience.