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soften sb up

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with soften   /ˈsɒf.ən/ us    /ˈsɑː.fən/
to do things that will please someone so that they will do what you want: You're trying to soften me up so I'll drive you to Jodie's house, aren't you?
Translations of “soften sb up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 打動,取悅,討好(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打动,取悦,讨好(某人)…
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