jolly (someone) along

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jolly (someone) along

To encourage someone (to do something), especially in a positive, cheerful manner. I was getting disheartened writing my first novel, but my husband jollied me along to finish it.
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If you like your home to run like a well drilled ship, yet there are others within it who are more resistant to this military style order, you can jolly them along really quite well from today.
He does not jolly them along by saying: "Cheer up, things are not as bad as they seem".