talk round

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talk round

1. To dodge or avoid speaking directly about something. He keeps talking round the issue of workplace morale whenever I bring it up with him during these meetings. I wish journalists wouldn't let these politicians talk round their questions like that.
2. To coax, cajole, or persuade someone to do or take part in something. I can't believe I let him talk me round to lending him my car for the weekend. Remember the reasons why you're quitting—don't let them talk you round!
See also: round, talk
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The singer feared her reunion plan was failing and was overjoyed when she talked them round, her former nanny Rusty Updegraff reveals today.
"Mel told me she talked them round and at that stage even Victoria was going to do it.
But once we talked them round and said it was about showing how people from Northern Ireland must come over here to get an abortion they calmed down a bit.
"She does work for Orange mobile phone company, who are sponsoring the festival, so she talked them round by saying: 'You've got to let him in, you must know who he is.