smooth talk

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smooth talk (third-person singular simple present smooth talks, present participle smooth talking, simple past and past participle smooth talked)

  1. To speak glibly and persuasively; to persuade with smooth talk.
    • 2009, Peter Cole & ‎Tony Harcup, Newspaper Journalism, →ISBN, page 147:
      In the blue corner was Mazher 'Fake Sheikh' Mahmood, a man said to be capable of smooth talking everyone from minor royals to millionaire football managers.
    • 2012, Eileen Cook, The Almost Truth, →ISBN:
      It was the combination of his dark curly hair, which he let grow a bit wild, his half smile that showed his chipped front tooth, and his ability to smooth talk anyone with the sound of his voice that worked like magic.
    • 2013, Alain Mabanckou, Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty, →ISBN, page 78:
      Don't you try smooth talking me!

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smooth talk (uncountable)

  1. Glib flattery and persuasion.
    • 2011, Bruce Roberts, Lethal Libido, →ISBN, page 45:
      It took a full month and a half of his smooth talk, a few pieces of expensive jewelry and some very fine coke to get her in his bed.
    • 2011, Fitzhugh G. Houston, Men Let's Talk (The Victory Over Lust Survival Handbook), →ISBN, page 61:
      So she tempted him with her charms, and he gave in to her smooth talk.
    • 2012, Colin G. Kruse, Paul's Letter to the Romans, →ISBN:
      This they did, Paul says, when by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.

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