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talk around

1. To dodge or avoid speaking directly about something. He keeps talking around the issue of workplace morale whenever I bring it up with him during these meetings. I wish journalists wouldn't let these politicians talk around their questions like that.
2. To coax, cajole, or persuade someone to do or take part in something. I can't believe I let him talk me around to lending him my car for the weekend. Remember the reasons why you're quitting—don't let them talk you around!
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talk around something

to talk, but avoid talking directly about the subject. You are just talking around the matter! I want a straight answer! He never really said anything. He just talked around the issue.
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talk around

Also, talk round. Persuade, as in I talked him around to my point of view, or He had a hard time talking them round, but they finally agreed to postpone the tournament. Also see talk into.
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talk around

v.
1. To speak indirectly about something: The politician just talked around the issue and never answered the question.
2. To persuade someone of something: I talked them around to my point of view. They disagreed with me at first, but I talked them around.
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Before the win over Manchester United, all the talk around the Emirates Stadium was of doom and gloom and another season without winning any silverware.
A sponsored moderate walk around the Luddite landscape led byKen Dews of North Kirklees Ramblers Association with a talk around the route by Luddite expert J A Hargreaves.
I'm obviously too young to have seen him (Dean) play but so much of the talk around Goodison Park was about the great number nines - the likes of Dean, Dave Hickson and Joe Royle," Sharp added.
I appreciated Honig's sensitivity to the foul talk around him.
That's particularly important with all the talk around this season about a big-money move.
COVENTRY'S new Lord Mayor, coun Hazel Noonan, will join a walk and talk around London Road cemetery this weekend as one of her 'rst jobs in the new role.
There's been a lot of talk around the city about Liverpool buying players and what they might do this season, but we'll let our football do the talking.
People wouldn't have thought a couple of years ago that Westmeath were capable of reaching that level and the talk around the county is that they wouldn't be strong enough to stay up, but all that will take care of itself in due course.
I had to spell it out to the players when we got here that those guys wanted to be here, because there was a bit of talk around the group as well about how late they could arrive.
AMID the doom and gloom which continues to dominate talk around the UK economy, it is heartening to see something positive taking off in this region.
MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ: The talk around Hoylake is that there will be an awful lot of birdies - and the Spaniard is your man for that.
There were about six strange loonies (including my wife) who preferred to sip their Pimms in the garden while the rest made small talk around the TV.
ALL the talk around the Moore & Co NWCL seems to centre upon the title race being a two-horse race between leaders Fleetwood Town and third-placed Newcastle Town, but that does not take into consideration the revolution that has taken place at another Town, that of St Helens.
On the basis of the decision that the individual will remain on the premises, we need to talk around it.
They may not like the facts and are trying to talk around it.