talk some sense into (one)

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talk some sense into (one)

To assist or persuade one to start thinking sensibly (about something). Jason is convinced that he wants to join the circus, but I'm hoping we'll be able to talk some sense into him. If you think you're going to find a high-paying job right away without any experience, then you need someone to talk some sense into you.
See also: sense, talk
References in classic literature ?
Then talk to him, for God's sake," cried Rattray, "and I shall be only too glad if you can talk some sense into him.
However, all may not be lost as Angus tries to talk some sense into him.
She hopes Zak will be able to talk some sense into him, but the meeting doesn't go quite how she anticipated, while Cain just wants to know why his daughter cares so much about Ross's welfare.
For now though, it's left to Ashley to offer Laurel advice, while David tries to talk some sense into Nikhil.
Elsewhere Rita tries to talk some sense into Tina about stealing Gary and Izzy's baby while Anna and Owen wade in with some direct action.
Dom is still arguing with Penny and now thinks he's in love with his former employee, Joe is having second thoughts about his trip to Argentina after seeing Lucy's reaction to his news and Liz tries to talk some sense into her daughter about her plans to leave taking baby Arthur with her.
Matt Draper, Unite national officer said: "For over a year we have strived to talk some sense into this industry but they have shown no genuine interest in bringing stability to the supply of this vital national commodity.
But Rachel's determined, and is thrilled to hear that Tony's son Lucas has decided to come to the Bay to try to talk some sense into him.
Rather than sitting down unconditionally with the Iranian president or supreme leader in the hope we can talk some sense into them, we must create the real-world pressures that will peacefully, effectively change the path they are on," he added.
His housekeeper Ophelia (Eve) tries to talk some sense into him, to no avail.
Someone has got to talk some sense into these guys.
Her sister tried to talk some sense into her, but they ended up having a blazing row.
Albrecht catches on and tries to talk some sense into Emily, suggesting that she go and make her album in the United States while he and Jay attend to Rosemary during her last days.