sweet-talk

[sweet-tawk]Informal.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to use cajoling words on in order to persuade; soft-soap: They tried to sweet-talk the boss into giving them raises.

Origin of sweet-talk

First recorded in 1925–30

sweet talk

noun Informal.
  1. cajolery; soft soap.

Origin of sweet talk

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for sweet-talk

sweet-talk

verb
  1. to coax, flatter, or cajole (someone)
noun sweet talk
  1. cajolery; coaxing
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Idioms and Phrases with sweet-talk

sweet talk

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

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