from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Informal To persuade, mislead, or obtain with a smooth line of talk: fast-talked him out of his money; fast-talked her way into the show.

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  • v. To use clever talk in order to persuade someone to do something rash.


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  • He even nods a little, ever more pleased with the merchant's fast-talk.

    The Peacock King: Book 1, Chapter 1

  • A closeup lets you into the actor's mind--- you can see from his expression how the line is meant to be understood, or whether he's lying, or confused, or trying to fast-talk his way through a situation.

    Story. Plot. Imagination.

  • “So you can fast-talk your way past your human friends and leave us here to be caught?” snarled Clagg.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • That said, as with a number of other Pratchett novels the ending is somewhat contrived and the characters get out of the various fixes they're in with some fast-talk, handwaving and a nod from the Patrician, which is a resolution that has perhaps been used a few too many times in this series.

    Making Money by Terry Pratchett

  • Now he's trying to fast-talk his way out of trouble, and when that doesn't work it's safe to expect Reynolds to start sliming Jack Davis with negative attacks.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • I'm reasonably confident I can fast-talk my way out of any objections to heesh.

    The Rebel Worlds

  • Pull a fast-talk like that on me when we're in space and I'll stuff you down each other's throat. '

    The Rolling Stones

  • Feel-good fast-talk in a time of desperation, exactly NOT what was needed.

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • There is no way Obama can spin or fast-talk his way out of this one.

    Altermedia news U.S.A.

  • How do we make sure we're not just being pushed arround by people that can fast-talk us into whatever they want?

    CommunityWiki: RecentChanges


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