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double talk

1. Meaningless speech, gibberish mixing real and invented words. For example, Some popular songs are actually based on double talk. [1930s]
2. Also, doublespeak. Deliberately ambiguous and evasive language. For example, I got tired of her double talk and demanded to know the true story, or His press secretary was very adept at doublespeak. This usage dates from the late 1940s, and the variant from about 1950.
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There''s also the not small matter of double talk over the replacement of the UK''s Trident nuclear weapons.
Forget the double talk and lack of commitment to specific cuts by our own lacklustre politicians.
As we campaigned to save Longbridge, we listened to the promises and the political double talk, but now we see an inquiry into what happened and that is costing more than was needed to save the factory
From the amount of double talk coming out of City Hall in the past two weeks, it appears obvious that the answer is yes.
Some specific features of the VQEST include: superior cancellation of hybrid and acoustic echo in numerous deployment configurations, consistent performance independent of speaker and background noise characteristics, and exceptional double talk performance.
It precisely detects double talk and effectively handles it.
Proof of the double talk came from a not surprising source: Injustice secretary Jack Straw confirmed the long-term diplomatic poodling about over convicted Lockerbie bomber Ali Al-Megrahi.
No amount of double talk can hide the fact laws are being broken on Garnerville's streets while the criminals flaunt their defiance.
It's time for Bush to stop the double talk and come clean on how he would pay for his fiscally dangerous Social Security plan.
1 Provides Advanced Features Including Real-World Tuning Mode and Improved Double Talk Detector
The three great double talk slogans governing the Big Brother World of 1984 are, War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength.
With the new release, GIPS sound engineers improved handling of double talk, the point in a conversation when two speakers talk at the same time.
But the Mexicans do nothing but double talk on illegal immigration.
At the least, officials need to stop the double talk and start talking straight.