talk your way out of something doing something

talk your way out of something doing something
talk your way out of sth/of doing sth idiom
to make excuses and give reasons for not doing sth; to manage to get yourself out of a difficult situation

I managed to talk my way out of having to give a speech.

Main entry:talkidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • talk your way out of of doing something — talk your way out of sth/of doing sth idiom to make excuses and give reasons for not doing sth; to manage to get yourself out of a difficult situation • I managed to talk my way out of having to give a speech. Main entry: ↑talkidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk — talk1 W1S1 [to:k US to:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(conversation)¦ 2¦(serious subject)¦ 3¦(say words)¦ 4¦(a speech)¦ 5¦(secret information)¦ 6 talk sense/rubbish/nonsense etc 7 talk (some) sense into somebody 8 talk to yourself 9 know what you are talking… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • talk out of — verb persuade someone not to do something • Ant: ↑talk into • Hypernyms: ↑dissuade, ↑deter • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody into V ing something * * * talk out of [phrasal verb] 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • way — way1 [ weı ] noun count *** ▸ 1 method/manner ▸ 2 direction/distance ▸ 3 means of going in/out ▸ 4 area/position ▸ 5 situation/condition ▸ 6 aspect/attitude ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a method for doing something: way (that): There are so many delicious… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • way — I UK [weɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms way : singular way plural ways *** Other words meaning way: method a way of doing something that involves following a detailed plan: He has his own method of making coffee. means a way that makes it… …   English dictionary

  • talk — 1 verb 1 CONVERSATION (I) to say things to someone, especially in a conversation: talk to: Who was that you were talking to at the party? | talk with: Bob was talking with a pretty woman from the fire department. | talk about/of: We were talking… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • way — way1 W1S1 [weı] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(method)¦ 2¦(manner)¦ 3¦(direction/how to go somewhere)¦ 4¦(part of something that is true)¦ 5¦(distance/time)¦ 6¦(the space in front of you)¦ 7 make way (for something/somebody) 8 out of the way 9 on the/your/its way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • way — [[t]we͟ɪ[/t]] ♦ ways 1) N COUNT: oft N of ing, N to inf If you refer to a way of doing something, you are referring to how you can do it, for example the action you can take or the method you can use to achieve it. Freezing isn t a bad way of… …   English dictionary

  • talk — talk1 [ tɔk ] verb *** ▸ 1 communicate ▸ 2 discuss ▸ 3 give lecture ▸ 4 give secret information ▸ 5 achieve something by talking ▸ 6 send information ▸ 7 have power to persuade ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to use words to communicate: Can their… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • talk */*/*/ — I UK [tɔːk] / US [tɔk] verb Word forms talk : present tense I/you/we/they talk he/she/it talks present participle talking past tense talked past participle talked Other ways of saying talk: chat to talk informally in a friendly way: We sat… …   English dictionary

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