talk something out


talk something out
Brit. (in Parliament) block the course of a bill by prolonging discussion to the time of adjournment

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ˌtalk sthˈout derived
to discuss sth thoroughly in order to make a decision, solve a problem, etc

We need to talk out the issue with the others before making a decision.

Main entry:talkderived

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  • talk (someone) out of (something) — to persuade someone not to do something. She had to talk him out of quitting his job. I wish I d known she was taking the drug, I would have tried to talk her out of it. Opposite of: talk (someone) into (something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • talk somebody out of something — ˌtalk sb ˈinto/ˈout of sth derived to persuade sb to do/not to do sth • I didn t want to move abroad but Bill talked me into it. • talk somebody out of something doing sth She tried to talk him out of leaving. Main entry: ↑talkderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk sb out of sth — UK US talk sb out of sth Phrasal Verb with talk({{}}/tɔːk/ verb [I] ► to persuade someone not to do something: »He threatened to resign, but his boss managed to talk him out of it …   Financial and business terms

  • talk one out of doing smth — • to talk one into doing smth • to talk one out of doing smth (from Idioms in Speech) to persuade (to dissuade) somebody to do something Edna talked him into going, said Tony. (M. Wilson) He acted immediately and calmly. Bunder would never, of… …   Idioms and examples

  • ˈtalk sb ˌout of sth — phrasal verb to persuade someone not to do something We managed to talk him out of giving up his job.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • talk someone out of (doing) something — talk someone into/out of/(doing) something phrase to persuade someone to do something or not to do something I talked her into going to London with me. His father talked him out of moving out. Thesaurus: to encourage someone to do or to not do… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sort something out — sort (something) out to deal successfully with a problem or a situation. We know that our boys have gotten into trouble with the law, but our family is working on sorting it out. Detectives are still sorting out who was involved in the crime.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • draw something out — draw (someone/something) out to persuade someone to express their thoughts and feelings. She was good at drawing out young people and getting them to talk about their dreams. She worked hard to draw out all the different opinions people had …   New idioms dictionary

  • thrash something out — 1 it s better if we can thrash out our difficulties first: RESOLVE, settle, sort out, straighten out, iron out, clear up; talk through, discuss, debate, air, ventilate …   Useful english dictionary