talk some sense into (one)

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talk some sense into (one)

To assist or persuade one to start thinking sensibly (about something). Jason is convinced that he wants to join the circus, but I'm hoping we'll be able to talk some sense into him. If you think you're going to find a high-paying job right away without any experience, then you need someone to talk some sense into you.
See also: sense, talk
References in classic literature ?
Then talk to him, for God's sake," cried Rattray, "and I shall be only too glad if you can talk some sense into him.
Upset, Sharon, Kathy and Jay follow and try to talk some sense into him.
Upset, Sharon, Kathy and Jay follow him and try to talk some sense into him.
And elsewhere, with Dean's plea hearing coming up, Shirley tries to talk some sense into him, and Shabnam remains firm about her decision to leave Walford.
She hopes Zak will be able to talk some sense into him, but the meeting doesn't go quite how she anticipated, while Cain just wants to know why his daughter cares so much about Ross's welfare.
But Rachel's determined, and is thrilled to hear that Tony's son Lucas has decided to come to the Bay to try to talk some sense into him.
His housekeeper Ophelia (Eve) tries to talk some sense into him, to no avail.
However, all may not be lost as Angus tries to talk some sense into him.
And his only hope is to take Ben's distressed brother Ian to talk some sense into him.