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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!
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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.

sweet talk

Flattery, cajolery, as in She uses sweet talk to get her way. [First half of 1900s]
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In Bandera, Texas, Katie sincerely sweet-talks a bunch of bona fide cowboys, from young stud muffins to a crusty character in an eye patch who claims his name is Rooster Cogburn, into strutting their stuff at the local cabaret with genuinely entertaining results.
At the beginning of the week it looks like he's at least managed to avoid babysitting duties as Sam sweet-talks Minty into taking her and son Richard in, before telling Ricky that she still loves him.
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