One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she dabbed her face with a cold flannel’
North American washcloth, washrag
2‘don't accept any flannel from salespeople’
smooth talk, flattery, blarney, blandishments, honeyed words
prevarication, hedging, equivocation, evasion, double-talk, doublespeak
spiel, soft soap, sweet talk, buttering up, weasel words, baloney, rot, waffle, hot air, poppycock, tripe, bosh, bunk
NZ Australian guyver, smoodging
1‘she can tell if you're flannelling’
use flattery, talk blarney, flatter, pull the wool over someone's eyes
prevaricate, hedge, equivocate, be evasive, vacillate, blather, dodge the issue, evade the issue, stall
hum and haw
waffle, shilly-shally, soft-soap, sweet-talk, butter someone up, pussyfoot around
North American fast-talk
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