talk round

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talk round

1. To dodge or avoid speaking directly about something. He keeps talking round the issue of workplace morale whenever I bring it up with him during these meetings. I wish journalists wouldn't let these politicians talk round 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 round to lending him my car for the weekend. Remember the reasons why you're quitting—don't let them talk you round!
See also: round, talk
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Initially, we were talking about two, but we've managed to talk him round to three.
He's struggling being around Ange, but after he makes a drastic decision, can she talk him round? Elsewhere, Donna's parenting is called into question, while Jac and Zosia's relationship is fraught.
"It seemed he might be having some time out from the sport but we managed to talk him round into coming to Braehead.
Jim McInally - the SPFL's longest-serving boss - will stay at Peterhead after skipper Simon Ferry and chairman Rodger Morrison helped talk him round.
"I'm just sad that it didn't happen as I was taking my walk because I would have done my best to talk him round.
It's taken me two years to finally talk him round and we've just finished all of the eight series.
So looking ahead to this weekend we'll speak to the referee before the game and get his interpretations, make sure we're on the right wavelength and hopefully I can talk him round if needed.
Kal's son Zeedan is not happy to see Leanne at the cricket match and it's up to Alya to try to talk him round. |
Julie admitted in 2009 that Simon had told her he did not want children and she "couldn't talk him round".
"I will try and talk him round. I need to speak to him first.
But Leon doesn't when he realises the truth - can Sean talk him round? Lloyd spots Slug and drags him to the Streetcars office where, under intense interrogation, he admits setting Becky up.
"But I'll try to talk him round with Grangeville, and by the end of the season he might be Group class anyway.
However, I don't think he will take that step and, even if he does, I'm sure you can talk him round.
"It was clear that in this case the man was quite distressed but we managed to calm him down and talk him round.
Just before 11am she had tweeted: "Standing still on the M6 Toll because there is someone trying to jump off a bridge just up ahead :-( hope they can talk him round."