talk (one) into (something)(redirected from talk someone into doing something)
talk (one) into (something)
To coax, cajole, or persuade one to do or take part in something. I can't believe I let him talk me into lending him my car for the weekend. Remember the reasons why you're quitting. Don't let them talk you into staying! I'm not letting them talk me into the graveyard shift again—the last time was awful.
talk someone into (doing) something
to overcome someone's objections to doing something; to convince someone to do something. They talked me into going to the meeting, even though I didn't really have the time. No one can talk me into doing something illegal. She finally talked herself into making the dive.
Persuade, as in They talked me into going swimming with them. This idiom was first recorded in 1697. The antonym is talk out of, meaning "dissuade," as in They tried to talk me out of going swimming. It is almost a century newer, first recorded in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility (1797-1798).
1. To direct one's voice toward some device, such as a microphone: The radio announcer talked clearly into the microphone. Talk directly into my tape recorder or it won't pick up your voice.
2. To persuade someone to do something: The salesperson talked us into buying the car. I tried to talk them into my plan, but they wouldn't cooperate.