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double-talk

1. Speech that is intentionally misleading, unclear, or confusing. After all this double-talk, I have no idea what the candidate actually believes in.
2. Nonsense speech. I can't understand half of the cutesy double-talk that my mom subjects the baby to.

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.
See also: double, talk
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Despite the steady stream of denials and double-talk, Lisa Gritzner, chief of staff to Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski, told a public meeting Tuesday night what many had long seen as obvious.
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It is time for action to ensure open instant messaging; not more delay and double-talk from AOL.
But shadow chancellor Michael Portillo branded Brown "a master of double-talk and double standards, using one measure of inflation to short-change pensioner and another to clobber motorists".
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The likelihood that Brown will be placed on the DL is the latest example of what has become a spring of Dodgers double-talk.
They are understandably weary of listening to endless double-talk by the Provos.
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But scrape away all the lawyer-speak and finance mechanism double-talk, and the director of the NBA players' union is, at his core, the one thing his clients needed most:
PAUL FLYNN'S book is outrageous, at times very funny, but most of the time reads like a political spy novel - full of party intrigue, double-dealing, double-talk, but above all stitch-ups.
In the current show, there's a song from Broadway's classic musical comedy ``Kismet,'' and a funny one about Russian composers, ``Tschaikovsky,'' sung originally on film by the wizard of double-talk, Danny Kaye.
His regular appearances offering double-talk editorials on issues of the day won him an Emmy in 1968.
Lennox Lewis was dumbfounded by more Don King double-talk last night.