talk way out of
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!
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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.
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talk your way out of something/out of doing somethingmake 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).
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