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talk (someone or oneself) into (doing) (something)
To coax, cajole, or persuade someone or oneself to do or take part in something. I can't believe he talked me into lending him my car for the weekend. Remember the reasons why you're quitting. Don't talk yourself into staying! I'm not letting them talk me into the graveyard shift again—the last time was awful.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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).
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- talk into
- leave (someone, something, or oneself) (wide) open for (something)
- leave oneself wide open for
- leave open
- leave yourself wide open to something
- leave (someone, something, or oneself) (wide) open to (something)
- reproach (someone or something) with (something)
- reproach with
- keep in sight
- keep sight of (someone or something)