talk round

phrasal verb
talked round; talking round; talks round

Definition of talk 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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