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Skirt the issue


Avoid a situation or explanation. Ignore a topic and change the subject.¬† ‘Skirt’ is used not as a piece of clothing but as avoiding a subject. (Compare to Gloss over or Pussy-foot around.)

“I asked if he was still married but he skirted the issue and we talked about sports.”

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