talk (oneself) out of (something)

phrasal verb

talked (oneself) out of (something); talking (oneself) out of (something); talks (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).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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