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weasel words

plural noun
 
 
informal
something that someone says either to avoid answering a question clearly or to make someone believe something that is not true
推托之词;狡辩的话
Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
Translations of “weasel words”
in Chinese (Traditional) 推託之詞, 狡辯的話…
(Definition of weasel words from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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