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mealy-mouthed

adjective uk   us   /ˌmiː.liˈmaʊðd/ disapproving
not brave enough to say what you mean directly and honestly: mealy-mouthed excuses a mealy-mouthed spokesperson
Translations of “mealy-mouthed”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不直爽的,說話拐彎抹角的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不直爽的,说话转弯抹角的…
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