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sweet talk

1. noun Speech intended to flatter or cajole someone. You're wasting your breath—all the sweet talk in the world won't get me to change my mind. Our kids always tries to get round us with sweet talk when we're mad at them.
2. verb To speak in a way that is intended to flatter or cajole someone. I can't believe I let him sweet talk me into lending him my car for the weekend. Remember the reasons why you're quitting—don't let them sweet talk you into staying!
See also: sweet, talk

sweet-talk someone

Rur. to talk convincingly to someone with much flattery. I didn't want to help her, but she sweet-talked me into it. He sweet-talked her for a while, and she finally agreed to go to the dance with him.
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Most people reading the above mentioned writer's books just practice the sweet-talk portions of his books.
Deaver also includes one of his own stories in the collection, "The Weekender," a well-crafted story about a robbery gone wrong, and how the robbers' hostage, a salesman, tries to sweet-talk his way out of the situation.
At first Even-Hamo tried to sweet-talk his way out of the ticket.
Ricky Alvarez (Alex D'Lerma) & Jojo Cruz (Vince Lozano) hijack cars, sweet-talk women, have hearts of gold and quote "The Godfather" left and right.
And there is no way to sweet-talk them to give up the claim.
Sloan Dupont (48) attempted to sweet-talk executives in a London branch of the US-based Chase Manhattan Bank into opening an account for what turned out to be a bogus pounds 6 million cheque.
With overwhelming evidence against her, can Gerry really sweet-talk the jury into believing that Shona simply forgot to divorce any of her three 'husbands - or is she heading for a jail sentence?
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Elsewhere, Archie tries to sweet-talk the judge presiding over his case.
It is allergic to manipulative agendas that seek to sweet-talk it or frighten it into church membership.
A little more sweet-talk this week and maybe we would have had a nice summer political marriage to celebrate.
We see Melvin sweet-talk female acquaintances into doing nude scenes, film real firemen when they show up to douse a car set ablaze for the production (without a permit, of course) and physically threaten an editor to stay on the job when funds ran out during post-production.
Ideally cast as a sociopathic petty thief, Colin Farrell plays Lehiff, whose MO is to sweet-talk cashiers before smacking them up and grabbing their cash.
And the World Cup star is hoping he can sweet-talk old pal Luca Vialli into offering a two-year deal at Chelsea.
To be frank, the reason you get all this attention, as you call it, is because they know they can sweet-talk you into having sex.