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talk round

1. To dodge or avoid speaking directly about something. He keeps talking round the issue of workplace morale whenever I bring it up with him during these meetings. I wish journalists wouldn't let these politicians talk round 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 round to lending him my car for the weekend. Remember the reasons why you're quitting—don't let them talk you round!
See also: round, talk
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The time I tried to talk round a legendary DJ as he fell off the wagon "for one night only".
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.
The Prime Minister had to talk round popular Deputy Chief Whip John Randall who threatened to quit unless his boss resigned.
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'.
So unpopular is privatisation that Government whips aren't even trying to talk round 130 Labour rebels.