Meaning of “work on sb” in the English Dictionary

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"work on sb" in British English

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work on sb

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.

(Definition of “work on sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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