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talk round/around sth

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with talk   /tɔːk/ us    /tɑːk/
to avoid speaking directly about something: I felt that he just talked round the subject and didn't tackle the main issues.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
(Definition of talk round/around sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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