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sweet talk

noun, Informal.
1.
cajolery; soft soap.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30

sweet-talk

[sweet-tawk] /ˈswitˌtɔk/
verb (used without object)
1.
to use cajoling words.
verb (used with object)
2.
to use cajoling words on in order to persuade; soft-soap:
They tried to sweet-talk the boss into giving them raises.
Origin
1925-30
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Examples for sweet-talk
  • The main aim was to sweet-talk the customer into buying new gear.
  • US casino executives are trying to sweet-talk other governments too.
  • The charmer who exudes confidence may try to sweet-talk issues that require litigation.
  • Maybe you can sweet-talk or call in favors from a tenured professor or two to take them on, maybe not.
British Dictionary definitions for sweet-talk

sweet-talk

verb
1.
to coax, flatter, or cajole (someone)
noun
2.
cajolery; coaxing
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Slang definitions & phrases for sweet-talk

sweet-talk

noun

: He listened to her sweet-talk very receptively (1945+)

verb phrase

To seek to persuade or soften someone, esp by flattery and endearments; fat mouth (1936+)


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Idioms and Phrases with sweet-talk
Flattery, cajolery, as in She uses sweet talk to get her way. [ First half of 1900s ]
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