Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

talk through

talk through
Meaning(s)
1) explain something in detail, discuss something in detail
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    • talk someone through something, talk something through with someone
  • Analysis

    When you 'talk through' something you explain in detail how something should be done or discuss something in a way that is sure to be understood. This is a casual informal expression that is commonly used in both social and professional contexts.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I had never driven a car before but I was helped by having the instructor sat beside me, talking me through it step-by-step.
    2. Things had been difficult between us since we had that big argument, but we recently talked through our issues and now we're friends again.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The system is a little complicated, so let me talk you through how it works.
    2. At first I wasn't sure whether I really wanted to take that job, but then I talked things through with my wife and decided to go for it.
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