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work on sb

informal
phrasal verb with work uk   /wɜːk/  us   /wɝːk/ verb
to try to persuade or influence someone: [+ to infinitive] I'm working on my father to get him to take me to the airport.
Translations of “work on sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 努力說服(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 努力说服(某人)…
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