English version

talk (some) sense into somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtalk (some) sense into somebodytalk (some) sense into somebodyPERSUADEto persuade someone to behave sensibly She hoped Father McCormack would be able to talk some sense into her son. talk
Examples from the Corpus
talk (some) sense into somebodyMaybe the squabbling sparrows on the next balcony would talk some sense into her before it was too late.She fervently hoped that Father McCormack would be able to talk some sense into her son.At least it gave him time to try and talk some sense into her.He had already tried to talk sense into Jotan, and had got nowhere.Someone needs to talk sense into Rob before he gets hurt.Afterwards, George asked me to come down and see if I could talk some sense into you.Take this, and try to talk some sense into your dad if you can.
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