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to suggest that you think something without saying it directly
to try to suggest something without saying it directly
to communicate ideas or feelings indirectly
to avoid answering a question or making a decision in a definite or direct way
to avoid giving a clear decision or answer
to avoid talking about something or answering a question
to avoid talking about something unpleasant
to avoid answering a question by asking a different question or by saying something clever
to be careful about what you say in order to be polite or not offend someone
used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …
said in a way that is intended to make someone feel stupid or bad
the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives
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Free thesaurus definition of being careful about what you say from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.