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There really isn't any situation that I can't talk my way out of.

what's that part mean: "I can't talk my way out of." Is it an idiom?

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"I can't talk my way out of." Is it an idiom?

Yes, to "talk one's way out of" is an idiom. It means to evade negative consequences by convincing the imposer of those consequences not to do so.

Examples:

I got stopped for speeding on the way home, but talked my way out of a ticket.

I was sure he was going to get fired for that, but he talked his way out of it.

It's is worth noting that a way out is itself an idiom, meaning an avenue of escape. In a literal sense, "a way out" is any exit from a place, from a door in a room to the path out of a maze to the route out of a cave system. It is used metaphorically for any means of escaping a bad situation or dreaded consequence, comparing them implicitly to a trap or prison. So people speak of needing to find "a way out" of relationships, jobs, responsibilities, contracts, etc.

Thus to "talk one's way out" of something is to escape a situation by means of one's verbal interpersonal skills.

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It means the person is able to only use "talking" to get out of trouble, that they have

the gift of (the) gab

The idiom is

verb + possessive way out of something
talk one's way out of something

Similar expressions might be

He couldn't punch his way out of a paper bag.
He couldn't find his way out of a hole in the ground.

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