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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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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.
I appreciated Honig's sensitivity to the foul talk around him.
On the basis of the decision that the individual will remain on the premises, we need to talk around it.
A fortnight ago, talk around the City suggested that Stanley's soon-to-retire founder and chairman Leonard Steinberg was discussing a possible sale, with William Hill and Charterhouse mentioned as likely suitors, at a suggested price of 500p a share.
Johnsen said that there has been little talk around Villa's training about the Birmingham game and that the emphasis is on the future, not the past.
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.
We'll talk around it and in the end we'll come to an agreement.
30pm, Colin Dilks will lead a walk and talk around Byker from the East End Librar y.
Cardiff Bat Group and the Friends of Cathays Cemetery have organised a bat walk and talk around Cathays Cemetery on Tuesday at 8.
A NEW book on the Priory will be launched in style this monthwith a walk and talk around the ruins by the author.
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.
And the talk around football is that if Souness ever found himself needing a keeper he would go back to Blackburn Rovers for Brad Friedel, who in his time at Ewood Park described the American as the best in the Premiership.
They may not like the facts and are trying to talk around it.
Talk around Anfield last week had been about Owen possibly returning this coming weekend for the game against Wolves but the player has suffered another setback.