One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he seemed to prevaricate when journalists asked pointed questions about his involvement’
be evasive, beat about the bush, hedge, fence, shilly-shally, shuffle, dodge, dodge the issue, sidestep, sidestep the issue, pussyfoot, equivocate, be non-committal, parry questions, be vague, vacillate, quibble, cavil, lie
temporize, stall, stall for time
British hum and haw
informal duck the issue
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