argue them out


Senior Member
Hello everyone,

From the book 99: Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky:

Gretzky explains why he said something unusual for him at press conference:

"But you know when you’re shaving or in the shower and you have talks with yourself? When you take all the injustices and all the insecurities that have been swirling around at the back of your mind and you argue them out? We hadn’t won gold since 1952, and here we were, one, one, and one."

argue out
To discuss opposing views, with the goal of resolving a dispute.

Does argue out in the book mean the same?

Thank you.
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    Yes, the character is suggesting that he is discussing these issues with himself and presumably reaching a resolution or finding an answer, which is what the "out" in the phrasal verb "argue out" suggests.
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