talk (oneself) out of (something)

phrasal verb
talked (oneself) out of (something); talking (oneself) out of (something); talks (oneself) out of (something)

Definition of talk (oneself) out of (something)

: to avoid (something unpleasant or undesirable) by saying things to make other people forgive or excuse one She talked herself out of trouble.

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“Talk (oneself) out of (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talk%20%28oneself%29%20out%20of%20%28something%29. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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