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weasel words

noun [plural] uk   informal us  
something that someone says either to avoid answering a question clearly or to make someone believe something that is not true
Translations of “weasel words”
in Chinese (Traditional) 推託之詞, 狡辯的話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推托之词, 狡辩的话…
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