English version

jolly somebody into something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjolly somebody into something phrasal verb informalPERSUADEto gently persuade someone to do something She jollied the children into going for a walk. jolly→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
jolly into She tried to jolly herself into enthusiasm.
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Verb table
jolly
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyjolly
he, she, itjollies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyjollied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave jollied
he, she, ithas jollied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad jollied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill jolly
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have jollied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam jollying
he, she, itis jollying
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you, we, theyare jollying
Past
I, he, she, itwas jollying
you, we, theywere jollying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been jollying
he, she, ithas been jollying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been jollying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be jollying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been jollying
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