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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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The Prime Minister had to talk round popular Deputy Chief Whip John Randall who threatened to quit unless his boss resigned.
The second day saw participants espousing the Tibetan cause in the talk round followed by a talent round.
The Sun reports that a number of senior players have been trying to talk round the Portuguese wizard, but he is having none of it.
All season, the talk round Villa Park has been of how Taylor's side had lamentably failed to win on their travels.
Have confidence in your abilities and you can talk round that stubborn close one
Normally in February the talk round here is of Doubles and Trebles and Fergie has seized on the Europa League as United's insurance policy against ending the season empty-handed.
Martinez revealed Scotland boss Craig Levein made a personal visit to talk round McCarthy but was met with a firm 'no thanks'.