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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “go/fly off at a tangent”

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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。
Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
Translations of “go/fly off at a tangent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然離題, 突然離開原來的思路…
(Definition of go/fly off at a tangent from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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