Can you tell me the meaning of "negotiate your way out ....." I saw a phrase related to that in the following article:


In this article : " It’s baffling that Trump isn’t taking baseline cybersecurity measures at a time when he is trying to negotiate his way out of a trade war with China, a country that is known for using cyber tactics to gain the upper hand in business negotiations,”.

Please help me ... Thanks in advance

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It means.. ‘to get out pf it by talking’. Rather than by launching missiles and creating wars, to sit around a table, have a discussion, and reach an agreement.

The opposite might be to ‘fight one’s way out of it’.

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