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talk sense

To present a reasonable, logical, and coherent standpoint; to speak clearly and rationally. You're not talking sense, Bill—how on earth would a plan like that be feasible? I'm glad someone is finally talking some sense in this meeting!
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talk sense

Speak rationally and coherently, as in Ranting and raving won't help; it's time we talked sense, or I wish you'd talk some sense into that son of yours. Shakespeare used this idiom in slightly different form in The Merry Wives of Windsor (2:1): "Believe it, Page, he speaks sense."
See also: sense, talk

talk sense

To speak rationally and coherently.
See also: sense, talk
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When will these pen-pushers man up and just talk sense? Thousands of people are being thrown out of their jobs.
Indi tries her best to reconcile the pair, attempting to talk sense into her dad before he ruins yet another relationship.
I have tried in these columns to talk sense into Ray Mallon and his Labour supporters and I am not the only one, but to no avail.
They have taken elements of music's history ranging from the 60s revolutionaries through to rumbling funk and bent them to their will, spearing the whole lot through the heart with political sarcasm and anger at a society that's lost its moral way with hard-hitting lyrics such as "money is religion, TV the Holy Book." They sure talk sense - and they say it incredibly fast with at least one track surely vying for the hip hop world speed record.
His comments were reasoned and fair and again and again I find that ethnic minorities talk sense when those who purport to "protect" them behave foolishly.
Colin says, 'I wish I could talk Welsh,' to which Cumberland comments, 'I wish he would talk sense!' Exactly!
"Talk Sense To Your Teens" (Evening Chronicle, December 30).
They now realise I can do other things, and I can talk sense about the economy, transport, foreign affairs and human rights."
Chil ren an younger faces in general, talk sense this week.
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Has he turned up to talk sense into his fellow culture vulture or, in typical Ted style, is he giving him a green light to get on with his fling?
"Of all the Anglican clergy, only the Pakistan-born Bishop of Rochester Dr Michael Nazir-Ali and the Ugandan Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, seem to talk sense these days" - Sir Bernard Ingham.