talk sense
phrasal to voice rational, logical, or sensible thoughts

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • talk sense — phrasal : to voice rational, logical, or sensible thoughts or ideas at a time for greatness … we owe it to the people to talk sense A.E.Stevenson †1965 * * * talk sense/nonsense/etc informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk sense — to be reasonable. Abdullah is liked by the people who work for him because he talks sense. I think it s time someone talked sense to us about conserving energy …   New idioms dictionary

  • talk sense — speak with taste, speak regarding matters of interest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • talk sense into/to — talk (some) sense into/to informal : to cause (someone) to stop thinking or behaving foolishly I couldn t talk sense to him. He talked (some) sense into her and she promised she would get rid of that dangerous car. • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk sense into — persuade (someone) to behave more sensibly …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk some sense into/to — talk (some) sense into/to informal : to cause (someone) to stop thinking or behaving foolishly I couldn t talk sense to him. He talked (some) sense into her and she promised she would get rid of that dangerous car. • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk (some) sense into someone — phrase to persuade someone to act in a sensible way He had already tried to talk sense into Lisa. Thesaurus: to encourage someone to do or to not do somethingsynonym Main entry: talk …   Useful english dictionary

  • sense — [sens] n. [Fr sens < L sensus < sentire, to feel, perceive: see SEND1] 1. the ability of the nerves and the brain to receive and react to stimuli, as light, sound, impact, constriction, etc.; specif., any of five faculties of receiving… …   English World dictionary

  • talk nonsense — talk sense/nonsense/etc informal phrase to say something that is sensible stupid etc He talks such nonsense about politics! Thesaurus: to say something in a particular way …   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

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