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warm someone up

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warm someone up

verb phrase

To induce a receptive and approving attitude in someone, esp by joking and cajoling: The second banana warmed the audience up before the star appeared (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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