talk (one's) way out of (something)

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talk (one's) way out of (something)

To use charming or persuasive speech in order to avoid something, especially punishment. I still can't believe you were able to talk your way out of that drunk-driving ticket. Don't think you can talk your way out of doing the dishes tonight!
See also: of, out, talk, way

talk one's way out of something

to get out of something by verbal persuasion. You are in a mess and you can't talk your way out of it. If I get into some sort of problem, I will try to talk my way out of it.
See also: of, out, talk, way

talk your way out of something/out of doing something

make excuses and give reasons for not doing something; manage to get yourself out of a difficult situation: He tried to talk his way out of it by saying someone else was responsible.I’d like to see her talk her way out of this one (= the present trouble).
See also: of, out, something, talk, way
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A meeting was held between Jordan's Minister of Public Works and Housing, Sami Halaseh, and the Kingdom's British ambassador Peter Millett to talk ways of bolstering co-operation with British companies in the construction sector.
The two companies will form a committee to talk ways to develop new insurance products and services in a bid to improve competitiveness and profitability.