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talk around

1. To dodge or avoid speaking directly about something. He keeps talking around the issue of workplace morale whenever I bring it up with him during these meetings. I wish journalists wouldn't let these politicians talk around 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 around to lending him my car for the weekend. Remember the reasons why you're quitting—don't let them talk you around!
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talk around something

to talk, but avoid talking directly about the subject. You are just talking around the matter! I want a straight answer! He never really said anything. He just talked around the issue.
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talk around

Also, talk round. Persuade, as in I talked him around to my point of view, or He had a hard time talking them round, but they finally agreed to postpone the tournament. Also see talk into.
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talk around

v.
1. To speak indirectly about something: The politician just talked around the issue and never answered the question.
2. To persuade someone of something: I talked them around to my point of view. They disagreed with me at first, but I talked them around.
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"There's a lot of talk around Coleman, and obviously he has broken the world record, but I can't focus on that.
ALL the talk around Newcastle is of takeovers, transfer budgets and January but we need to remember there is still a little sideshow ongoing - namely the Premier League and the three points on offer as Watford visit St James' Park tomorrow.
'I know there are a lot of things, a lot of talk around this game, this campaign,' Reyes said, referring to the overkill aspect of the team he assembled in the tournament the country is used to ruling with ease.
But Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter confirmed: "The reality is you would normally talk around four months for an injury like this.
In a letter the politician warns David Cameron: "Much of the talk around EU reforms suggests Wales is not even being considered.
"We could talk around it forever but what it comes down to is one particular thing - money."
There is talk around Westminster that Andrew Mitchell must be allowed back in government.
Despite splashing the cash during the summer, few took seriously talk around the south coast of a push for a European finish.
According to the source, the talk around the club has been that he will officially ask for a transfer in the next week.
Chris Baker will lead the walk and talk around the historic gardens and grounds that he cares for at Kiplin, starting at 10.30am.
Two up and coming bands from the area I've been keeping an eye on are Dirty Waters, who have not been signed yet, and Dustland, who are generating a lot of talk around the city right now." ?
She added that all the talk around her is mere rumors by individuals who are only after ruining her image.
Before the win over Manchester United, all the talk around the Emirates Stadium was of doom and gloom and another season without winning any silverware.
A sponsored moderate walk around the Luddite landscape led byKen Dews of North Kirklees Ramblers Association with a talk around the route by Luddite expert J A Hargreaves.
"I'm obviously too young to have seen him (Dean) play but so much of the talk around Goodison Park was about the great number nines - the likes of Dean, Dave Hickson and Joe Royle," Sharp added.