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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He does not jolly them along by saying: "Cheer up, things are not as bad as they seem".
If you like your home to run like a well drilled ship, yet there are others within it who are more resistant to this military style order, you can jolly them along really quite well from today.