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noun Informal.
cajolery; soft soap.
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Origin of sweet talk

First recorded in 1925–30

Other definitions for sweet talk (2 of 2)

sweet-talk
[ sweet-tawk ]
/ ˈswitˌtɔk /
Informal.

verb (used without object)
to use cajoling words.
verb (used with object)
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
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British Dictionary definitions for sweet talk

sweet-talk
/ informal /

verb
to coax, flatter, or cajole (someone)
noun sweet talk
cajolery; coaxing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other 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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