talk round

phrasal verb

talked round; talking round; talks round
chiefly British
1
: to avoid talking about (a particular subject) especially because it is difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing
They've been talking round 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 round eventually.
often + to
We can talk her round to our way of thinking.

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“Talk round.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talk%20round. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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