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What's "talk around" mean? Could you give me some more examples?


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To "talk around [something]" means to avoid talking about something, maybe because it's difficult, embarrassing, or uncomfortable. "Talk around," by itself, means to change someone's point of view by talking. Ex: She kept talking around the issue instead of addressing it directly. Ex: Let's not talk around your behavior. You shouldn't have been so rude! Ex: I tried to talk around it, but Will kept asking me questions. Ex: You'll talk him around getting a dog soon. Ex: I could never talk her around going skydiving.

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