skirt around

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skirt around someone or something

Fig. to move around and avoid someone or something. (something can be a topic of conversation.) We talked the whole evening and managed to skirt around Fred. We had to skirt around the subject.
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No one can really skirt around them, and they all announced that they'd be taking downtime.
A ruddy, waist-high heap of apples, pears, plums, grapes, and figs forms a sort of hoop skirt around her.
But in carrots, heating destroys the carbohydrate pectin that glues the cells together, so cracks skirt around cells of the cooked vegetable, Lillford says.
Monty'' will explore the troubled actor's struggles with drug and alcohol abuse and, says Easton, the film won't skirt around the issue of Clift's reported bisexuality.
I stood some distance from the car and felt the dry air whipping my skirt around my legs.
Leaving Las Vegas doesn't hedge or skirt around the harsh truths of life on America's bottom rung.
Air pressure is retained beneath the hovercraft by a flexible fabric skirt around the perimeter that gives about two feet of ground clearance.
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WHO can skirt around more number fours and fives than Lionel Messi?
After crossing the bridge over Nant Sere, take the second small lane, bear right on the footpath across fields to skirt around to the right of Plas-y-gaer farm.
One motor inflates the skirt around the vehicle to make it hover, while the second drives it forwards and controls its direction.
A lot of doctors are also starting to skirt around the rules and not insist on months of lifestyle change and pharmaceutical treatment -instead they are going straight for surgery.
Yet as the authorities skirt around the North East's place within these plans, their language echoes the very case that the region's boosters make.