double-talk


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double-talk

  (British, American & Australian) also double-speak (mainly American)
a way of speaking that confuses people in order to avoid telling them the truth He said the new train service would run fewer trains, but would provide a better service - sheer double-talk.
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Residents have already waited 16 years for relief, and his double-talk serves no purpose other than to possibly placate members of his constituency.
And refreshingly, Schwarzenegger does not offer the usual rococo double-talk when asked about his future political prospects.
This is the classic double-talk of a country fighting a war it shouldn't, in a country where it isn't wanted, in support of a puppet government that has no power.
After years of silence, double-talk and cover-ups by the ALA, the current vicious attack gives it no excuse for failing to take action," said Kent, claiming that since 1999, the ALA "has refused to acknowledge the validity of Cuba's innovative movement to create uncensored libraries, but instead have called their directors agents of the U.
Ottawa--Canada has not seen such confusion and double-talk on the part of Prime Minister Jean Chretien as regards the country's stand on Iraq.
Republican responses have included malice toward me (in one extreme case), malice toward the proponents of a cause I support, and various sorts of double-talk and deceit.
The algorithm design is also robust in noisy environments and preserves the signal in double-talk situations.
A TOP scholar yesterday accused the US of opportunism and double-talk.
Our exposure on Armed Forces Day of yet more double-talk by ministers is another example of the Coalition standing up for the wrong people.
But even allowing for the Conservative double-talk of things being made better for democracy, the changes, by geography, would also vastly favour them.
It supports robust double-talk detection, high performance full duplex operation and automatic gain control.
The result of this is that weaker and disadvantaged groups in Britain, not simply children, are not going to be served or helped any more in the future; the first love being the love of money, which is dressed up by each of them in jargon, confusion and double-talk whenever put on the spot.
We are still behind the times and being led by the stolid and traditionalist double-standards shown in the controlling blackmail of ecclesiastical double-talk.
The double-talk, the stalling, the postponing and new interpretations of the city charter and arguments over attorney-client privilege all amount to one thing: He doesn't want the public to see what's going on,'' Chick said.
This sort of desperate double-talk will just remind people why they reject Howard's style of leadership, which stands for nothing, has nothing positive to offer and simply opposes for opposition's sake.