sell (someone) on

phrasal verb
sold (someone) on; selling (someone) on; sells (someone) on

Definition of sell (someone) on

: to persuade (someone) to be interested in and excited about (something) He tried to sell them on the project. often used as (be) sold onShe wasn't sold on the idea.

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“Sell (someone) on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sell%20%28someone%29%20on. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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