talk around

phrasal verb
talked around; talking around; talks around

Definition of talk around

1 : to avoid talking about (a particular subject) especially because it is difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing They've been talking around the real issue rather than addressing it directly.
2 : to cause (someone) to accept and support something (such as an idea) after opposing it She says she doesn't agree with it, but we'll talk her around eventually. often + toWe can talk her around to our way of thinking.

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“Talk around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talk%20around. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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