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Daemon
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jolly (someone) along

To encourage someone (to do something), especially in a positive, cheerful manner. More...

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jolly (someone) along — To encourage someone (to do something), especially in a positive, cheerful manner.
TheParser
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They say that the most successful presidents are those who know how to jolly members of Congress along.

Fair-minded people agree that the current president of the United States (and the president before him) does NOT know how to jolly people along.

They say that President Lyndon Johnson (who became president after John F. Kennedy) had this ability, especially when he was a United States Senator.

Senator Johnson was (in)famous for how he jollied other Senators along. He would hug them (very tightly) and tell them why they wanted to support his ideas.

He really knew how to twist arms -- in a nice way, of course!

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