Translation of "go/fly off at a tangent" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

go/fly off at a tangent

UK (US go off on a tangent)

to suddenly start talking or thinking about a completely new subject

突然离题;突然离开原来的思路
It's hard to get a firm decision out of him - he's always going off at a tangent. 很难从他那里得到一个明确的答复——他老是突然离题扯别的去了。

(Translation of “go/fly off at a tangent” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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