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You talked me into it !!!
Dorsey Joan, I thought you'd fallen off the face of the earth. Why don't you come out with us anymore ?
Joan Honestly, it's become a daunting task to socialize and mix with people at parties these days. Somehow I always end up feeling like I don't fit in.
Dorsey Well, I can relate to that. I was extremely bashful as a child. It took an incredible amount of effort on my part to come out of my shell. You should come with me to Quincy's birthday party on Saturday. There are some people I want you meet.
Joan Don't get me wrong -- I want to go but it seems like I'm my own worst enemy. I get really tongue-tied when I meet people. It's humiliating.
Dorsey Come anyway. You'll be with me.
Joan Okay, you talked me into it.
Dorsey I'll pick you up at 7:30.
Explanation :

Talk sb into sth - to persuade someone to do something

Example : He's against the idea, but I think I can talk him into it.

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors


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