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Being careful about what you say

imply

verb

to suggest that you think something without saying it directly

get at

to try to suggest something without saying it directly

convey

verb

to communicate ideas or feelings indirectly

hedge

verb

to avoid answering a question or making a decision in a definite or direct way

fudge

verb

to avoid giving a clear decision or answer

evade

verb

to avoid talking about something or answering a question

skirt

verb

to avoid talking about something unpleasant

parry

verb

to avoid answering a question by asking a different question or by saying something clever

intimate

verb

to tell people something in an indirect way

mince (your) words

to be careful about what you say in order to be polite or not offend someone

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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