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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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'I used to do a talk where I had a set of slides showing my work from the beginning, and I would show them and talk round them.
And yet, once again, Government ministers seem to seek only to delay the debate and talk round the key issues.
The talk round the lunch table then turns to the hard-luck stories of previous years.
Folk who are usually hard to talk round will be like putty in your hands.
The second day saw participants espousing the Tibetan cause in the talk round followed by a talent round.
Strachan (left) refused to say whether or not he wanted to retain Lennon's services - his contract expires in May, preferring to talk round the issue.
Listening is great, but make sure it's a two-way conversation by turning the talk round the things which interest you, not just the girly stuff.
The time I tried to talk round a legendary DJ as he fell off the wagon "for one night only".
The Sun reports that a number of senior players have been trying to talk round the Portuguese wizard, but he is having none of it.