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talk something out

Definition of talk something out in English:

British (In Parliament) block the course of a bill by prolonging discussion to the time of adjournment.
Example sentences
  • Most private members' bills are talked out before reaching a vote, and on average only eight such bills have been passed in post-war Parliaments.
  • Last week, partly thanks to Government opposition, the MP saw his Referendum Bill fail in the House of Commons after it was talked out.
  • In Ontario, David Croll did introduce a private member's bill in 1939, but it was talked out during the last pre-war session.
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